The LEADER program at The UT Austin College of Pharmacy provides rising junior or senior undergraduate students from Texas’ historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) the opportunity to receive on-site high-quality “hands on” laboratory experiences and technique instruction and gain fundamental research skills in a nine-week on-campus experience. Applications are currently open, and the application deadline is April 1, 2023.
Participating faculty mentors come from several of the college’s divisions and have demonstrated experience training and mentoring undergraduate students. Importantly, this program provides student mentoring and coaching from the Director, Dr. Rana Ghosh, Associate Professor, as well as Dr. John Richburg, who serves as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Several invited presenters provide information on various professional development and career topics such as Best Practices for Graduate Program Applications, to help guide the participants along their personal career explorations. At the conclusion of the summer program, each student presents their work in a poster session held on campus.