Georgetown’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Georgetown University a highly competitive and prestigious training grant intended to invigorate the workforce and inspire younger students from diverse backgrounds to pursue doctorate degrees in biomedical sciences.    

The new program, known as the Georgetown University Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), will train a diverse, multidisciplinary group of graduate students, targeting enrollment of individuals underrepresented in biomedical research. The five-year program will officially commence in February 2022 and will enroll its first trainees this July. In total, the program will train 20 doctoral students, a number that far exceeds those of other training grants. (The full article on the IMSD program can be found in the GUMC’s website: New Georgetown Program Synergizes Interdisciplinary Training in the Sciences)

Profs. Daniel Blair, Emanuela Del Gado, Rhonda Dzakpasu, Peter Olmsted, Mak Paranjape, Jeff Urbach, and Edward Van Keuren are participating faculty members for the Physics Graduate Program.