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.
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