BioCoRE is open to all graduate student members of the Duke Biosciences community and will be selected on a competitive basis. Duke BioCoRE program is committed to increasing diversity within Duke’s Biosciences community, and we consider diversity in a broad sense (e.g., racial and ethnic, first-generation, unique life experiences, religion, disadvantaged backgrounds, disabilities, LGBT, etc).
What Our Scholars Have to Say:
- "BioCoRE actually provided the funding for my trip to Vienna for a conference, where I ended up working with a collaborator for 3 months!"
- "BioCoRE is a wonderful program and I love chances like this to get involved."
- "It’s important to increase diversity in the sciences because it increases understanding among people working in the same job, while also allowing conversations that span various cultures and backgrounds. I think this will help improve discussions related to scientific questions, while also improving the atmosphere of the workplace"
Dr. Debra Ragland (she/her) is an alumna of both North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and UMass Chan Medical School. She is a biochemist and computational biologist by training but has dedicated her professional career to supporting STEM PhD trainees. She has recently co-authored a manuscript detailing the state of grad student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and will soon lead a session on identity and intersectionality at the 20th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS).
Click here for a list of publications authored by Dr. Ragland, check out her ORCID page.
To schedule meeting with Dr. Ragland, please visit her bookings page.