The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Branch seeks to increase the number of highly-trained underrepresented biomedical and behavioral scientists in leadership positions to significantly impact the health-related research needs of the nation. Nationally, groups found to be underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands. The Branch meets this objective by supporting two institutional programs, MARC U-STAR (T34) and MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36), and Individual Predoctoral Kirschstein-NRSA Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.
MARC Program Components
For additional information about MARC, contact Dr. Shawn R. Drew Gaillard at 301-594-3900.