Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

MARC U-STAR will become U-RISE!

U-RISE (previously known as MARC U-STAR) at UNCG is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and seeks to increase the number of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences by preparing students for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. This program is NOT for students who want to pursue a (M.D.) medical degree. The U-RISE Program is for students who wish to earn a Ph.D.

The goal of the program is to help create a more diverse research work force by working to:

  • Prepare UNCG students during their junior and senior year to be the research scientists of the future
  • Support and enhance an atmosphere conducive to undergraduate research in the sciences at UNCG

Students accepted to the MARC U-STAR program will participate in activities designed to enhance their confidence, academic skills, and technical abilities.