UVI Research and Technology Park



The Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) Program's mission is to increase the number of students that are prepared for competitive doctoral programs (PhD) that lead to careers in biomedical research. U-RISE is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is administered by program director Dr. Alice Stanford. The U-RISE grant supports students that are pursuing Bachelor degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Social Science, or Marine Biology. ECS scholars supported by U-RISE must be interested in a career in biomedical research, work closely with faculty mentors on research projects, follow a distinct curriculum and fulfill specific responsibilities. Students interested in learning more should visit our URISE Trainees page for more details.



Program Director

Alice Stanford, PhD
College of Science and Mathematics
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Email: astanfo@uvi.edu
Office: 340-693-1242