Welcome to the Rutgers University Pipeline (RUP)-IMSD Program!
The Rutgers University Pipeline (RUP) Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is part of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)* Program of the NIGMS.
The RUP- IMSD program seeks to increase the number of talented undergraduate and graduate students from under-represented backgrounds who are: i) preparing for a career in a biomedical science-related profession; and ii) starting post-graduate studies towards a PhD degree in a biomedical science-related field.
Drawing on the faculty of the many bioscience departments and institutes on the Rutgers campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick – including in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and affiliated programs on the Rutgers Busch Campus; the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), and the Child Health Institute of NJ – the RUP- IMSD program provides a diverse, interdisciplinary and exciting environment for scientific training and professional growth for Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students.
As part of a supportive community, we promote the training of our talented students by:
Since 1996, our RUP- IMSD trainees have gone on to careers including: research/teaching positions in academic institutions; R&D and management positions in biotech, pharmaceutical and other research-based industries; science writing; research and administration in government agencies; and medicine. We continually evaluate and modify our program and approaches to train our students to succeed in a rapidly evolving scientific and economic environment.
Please peruse our pages regarding the opportunities through the RUP- IMSD program for Rutgers undergraduates and PhD students.
From left to right: Drs. Haimovich, Irizarry and Langer
Jerome Langer, PhD, and Beatrice Haimovich, PhD, Principal Investigators
Patricia Irizarry, PhD, Program Coordinator
Tina Cicolella, Program Assistant
*The Rutgers University Pipeline Program is funded by Grant #R25 GM055145, through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is part of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program of the NIGMS. As an NIH-funded program, we are guided by the NIH description of UR groups to include those reported by the National Science Foundation and the National Academies to be nationally under-represented in biomedical sciences (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, natives of U.S. Pacific Islands and people with disabilities).