NIH awards $2.2 million grant to FAMU, TCC

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Florida A&M University is securing its position as the first-choice university for Tallahassee Community College students to continue their education, and possibly as a leader in graduating minorities with biomedical baccalaureate degrees.

The two institutions have received a shared grant of almost $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Sciences. In an effort to increase the number of minorities in the medical field, FAMU will partner with TCC to ensure the readiness of community college students to enter a four-year biomedical sciences program.

Larry Robinson, FAMU’s interim president, said the grant puts a spotlight on the growing relationship between FAMU and TCC. FAMU now maintains a recruiting office on TCC’s campus.

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