The Arizona Biomedical Scientist Development Program (ABSDP) goals are to develop the pool of diverse and high-quality health care professionals by increasing the number and enhancing the success of Latino, African American and American Indian faculty and graduate students at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
Selected ABSDP scholars are supported part time for one-year periods, depending upon availability of funds from the endowment-related income. The scholars are mentored directly by a faculty mentor and the ABSDP Principal Investigator (PI). Research activities are augmented by developmental opportunities including grant writing and research methods training, research-focused seminars and leadership skills training.
The goals are achieved through a structured program of support and professional development. The ABSDP promotes academic achievement and productivity by building on the considerable experience and infrastructure already developed at the UA and the AHS to support diverse faculty and graduate students and to promote the development of cutting-edge biomedical research.