Principal Investigators

Christine Hohmann

Payam Sheikhattari, M.D., M.P.H.

Jocelyn Turner-Musa

Contact Information

Contact Principal Investigator
Christine Hohmann:

Communications Representative
Gillian Beth Silver:


ASCEND is "A Student-Centered, Entrepreneurship Development (ASCEND) Training Model to Increase Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce." The purpose of this 10-year (2014-2024) award from the National Institutes of Health is to strengthen Morgan State University's biomedical training and research infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of training undergraduate students to become outstanding biomedical researchers. ASCEND will create a new cadre of biomedical researchers who are both familiar with the root causes of health and health disparity problems and highly competent to address them.


The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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