Undergraduate Research Training

  • Franklin D. Hamilton


In 1971, the staff of the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, recognized that minorities as a group were underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. A program was initiated to increase, in a significant fashion, the number of black Ph.D.’s in the biomedical area. However, before I describe the details of the program we have designed in Oak Ridge, let me first give you some background information about the graduate school, which is a unique institution for graduate education in the biomedical sciences.


Research Training Black Student Biomedical Science Graduate Education Black College 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franklin D. Hamilton
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  1. 1.The University of TennesseeUSA
  2. 2.Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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