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$21M NIH Grant Will Help Detroit Colleges Improve STEM Diversity

True innovation doesn’t exist without diversity, experts say, so the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a consortium of Detroit colleges $21.2 million over five years to encourage more underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical research.

With the backing of the NIH funding, Wayne State University (WSU), University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Marygrove College, and theWayne County Community College District(WCCCD) will implement the Research Enhancement for Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (REBUILD) program. 

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