Campus News

Duke Foundation grants will fund programs in biomedical research

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is giving more than $4 million in grants to help eight institutions grow their programs that introduce high school students to the world of biomedical research to also include continued research involvement for graduates of the programs in college, according to a foundation news release.

The goal of the Clinical Research Continuum: High School to College program is to help underrepresented groups break into the biomedical sciences and become important members of the research community. Students are paid to work on research projects with the guidance of scientists at one of the institutions and also take courses meant to help them build necessary skills for success in the field.