Lead Evaluator: Maria (Mia) Ong

Senior Evaluator: Janet Smith

Funder: National Institutes for Health

The University of Massachusetts - Amherst Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (UMA IMSD) is working to increase the number of underrepresented minority doctoral students who earn Ph.D. degrees in biomedical and behavioral science research. TERC staff are conducting the external formative and summative evaluation of the overall impact of the UMA IMSD program, as well as in-depth examinations of specific program aspects, including multi-level mentoring, peer writing groups, the visiting professorship program, and the annual Diversity Conference.