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Weill Cornell IMSD Program

IMSD Scholars 2019

2019 IMSD Fellows

Funded by the NIH/NIGMS, the Weill Cornell Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (Weill Cornell IMSD) aims to increase the number of PhD students from underrepresented backgrounds who are trained to conduct exceptional research and continue as leaders in biomedical research careers. Newly accepted Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) PhD students from underrepresented backgrounds apply to become IMSD fellows after April 15th of each year.

IMSD fellows receive funding during their first four years of training (full funding in years 1 & 2 and partial funding in years 3 & 4). The remainder of funding support is covered by the PI or through other sources as outlined in the financial support section.

Fellows also join a community of diverse scholars at WCGS through Espirt de Corps, receiving support at multiple stages of the PhD training experience, in addition to academic and professional enrichment opportunities. Explore the benefits of the IMSD Program here.

To find out more about the program, please contact the Program Manager, Roxana Mesías, Ph.D. at


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