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Message from the directors
PREP and IMSD, with almost 30 trainees, form one of the largest graduate programs at VT. Our modest undergrad program, also continues to be a major model for research apprenticeship at the University.

To support current and incoming trainees, we have a unique "Moving in" process that includes a "3-day Boot Camp,"  the Mentoring 101 Workshop, and our annual Orientation.  For the 13 new trainees, these activities provided opportunities for a less challenging transition to a "new place." In other news,  PREP renewal was highlighted in the VT news. PREP and IMSD alum and our friends had career and life changing events  and awesome successes including PhD completions and awards. 

PREP and IMSD, with almost 30 trainees, form one of the largest graduate programs at VT. Our modest undergrad program, also continues to be a major model for research apprenticeship at the University. To support current and incoming trainees, we have a unique "Moving in" process that includes a "3-day Boot Camp,"  the Mentoring 101 Workshop, and our annual Orientation.  For the 13 new trainees, these activities provided opportunities for a less challenging transition to a "new place." In other news,  PREP renewal was highlighted in the VT news. PREP and IMSD alum and our friends had career and life changing events  and awesome successes including PhD completions and awards. " Since the last edition of VT PRIME, the IMSD/PREP family at VT and our friends in Carver have had a lot going on including our BootCamp for the New Trainees, the Mentoring 101 Workshop, and our Annual “Welcome Back Orientation for new and returning trainees.” So many to thank for a mostly successful "Moving In" process by the new PREP and IMSD scholars (all 10 of them) including IMSD alum Ms. Alex Teodor  and Carver Alum Ms. Shavonn Whiten. With both PREP and IMSD renewed, we are now at full capacity and ready to continue our history of contributing to the NIH Mission and impacting the biomedical workforce diversity. We are excited about the alumni returning as part of "Seminar Series"

We are grateful to so many, including Carver Alum Ms. Shavonn Whiten, IMSD alum Alex Teodor, and Dr. Margie Lee, VT alum and Head of the BMVS department, for making the “Moving In Process” the 13 new PREP and IMSD trainees a success. As the “Moving through” process starts, we are looking forward to attending SACNAS and ABRCMS as both give our trainees unique opportunities. Thank you for continuing to read and appreciate our newsletter. We hope it gives you insight into our VT research education programs. 

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