U-Rise and Bridges



Undergraduate Training Initiative for Research Enhancement (U-RISE) Program is a special training program administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in collaboration with other components of the National Institutes of Health. Goals of the program are:

  • to increase the number of capable underrepresented scientists engaged in biomedical research, and
  • to strengthen science curricula and research opportunities at institutions with substantial minority enrollment in order to prepare students for careers in biomedical research.


Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training Program (BPD) The BPD Program at CSUN is based on the successful aspects of the Graduate RISE Program. We provide our trainees with both curricular and co-curricular activities that improve their educational experience and enhance student participation in biomedically relevant research. BPD prepares students to successfully compete for entry into Ph.D. programs. The goal of the Bridges to the Doctorate Training Program (T32) is:

  • to develop a diversified pool of scientists earning a Ph.D. and who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce.