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About IMSD

The University of New Mexico's Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program offers research training and professional development to prepare students for graduate school. IMSD prepares UNM undergraduates for graduate work in biomedical research, drawing on students majoring in STEM-related fields including biology, chemistry, biomedical and chemical engineering, psychology, computer science, and mathematics.

The IMSD program at the University of New Mexico is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall goal of IMSD is to promote diversity, which includes increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue Ph.D.-level research careers in the biomedical sciences.