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For science to be able to contribute to all members of our society, all members of society must be able to contribute to science.

The University of South Dakota Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (USD G-RISE) is part of the Division of Basic Biomedical Science graduate program and is funded by a grant by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of this doctoral training program is to produce a diverse pool of highly qualified, biomedical scientists that are prepared for a variety of career paths in the public and private sector.

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The USD G-RISE program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science, T32GM-136503.

USD G-RISE applicants must be U.S. citizen, a noncitizen national of the United States or have a permanent residence at the time of appointment (see NIH Grants Policy Statement on citizenship).


Congratulations to Christa Huber for her 2nd place finish in the USD 3MT competition!

Christa is a G-RISE fellow and a Basic Biomedical Sciences PhD student.

2nd Place: Christa Huber, receives $250 
Presented her 3- Minute Thesis titled, “Hungry for a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease”
Supervised by: Dr. Hongmin Wang

Christa Huber