Published on September 12, 2013 at 2:46 AM
Serving as TRACC mentors will be an interdisciplinary mix of CCNY faculty including Drs. Lice Ghilardi, Robert Melara, John Martin, Jon Horvitz, Lesia Ruglass and Andre Ragnauth. Mentors from Columbia University Medical Center include premier researchers such as Drs. Suzette Evans, Frances Levin, Edward Nunes, Deborah Hasin and Yuval Neria. Dr. Maurizio Trevisan, provost of City College and dean of the Sophie Davis School, will serve on the TRACC executive committee.
According to a 2011 article in Science, a low percentage of minority scientists achieve success in research award funding despite years of field-wide diversification efforts. Additionally, as the field of translational neuroscience continues to expand, the numbers of qualified minority scientists with interdisciplinary training lags behind. TRACC addresses these gaps by reaching earlier into the career development pipeline to identify and actively facilitate the professional success of the most talented minority students.
Source: City College of New York