The CTBR is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented groups in biomedical research, drug abuse and neuroscience research and contributing to the important field of minority health and health disparities. Since its inception, the Program has made it a priority to recruit outstanding young researchers who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents and members of minority groups underrepresented in science.
Our recruiting efforts include participation at yearly specialized and national professional scientific meetings where we have the opportunity to meet potential minority faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and participants for our Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR).
Our faculty and staff actively participate in meeting events such as judging undergraduate poster presentations, panel discussions and workshops, scientific lectures, and mentoring events. At our exhibit booth, CTBR representatives are available to speak one-on-one and encourage students to continue their research career path and professional development.
For more information on our recruiting meetings, please contact Denise Charles at dc674 (at) hunter (dot) cuny (dot) edu.
We attend the following meetings annually:
ABRCMS - Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
SACNAS - Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
NOBCCHE - National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
SFN - Society for Neuroscience
Other professional meetings of interest include:
AISES - American Indian Science and Engineer Society
NSBP - National Society for Black Physicists
Past Recruiting Events
November 2016 – ABRCMS – Tampa, Fl. Representatives for the CTBR included Denise Charles, Recruitment Coordinator (pictured left) and CTBR research faculty members, Steven Greenbaum, Benjamin Ortiz and Akira Kawamura. Hunter College RISE Program Administrator along with the RISE and MARC students also attended.
October 2016 – SACNAS – Long Beach, CA. Representatives for the CTBR included Denise Charles, Recruitment Coordinator and CTBR research faculty members Benjamin Ortiz and Steve Greenbaum (pictured below left and right). Dr. Greenbaum was the 2016 SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Awardee.
November 2014 – ABRCMS - San Antonio, TX. Representatives for the CTBR included Denise Charles, Recruitment Coordinator, and Benjamin Ortiz, a CTBR research faculty member (pictured below, top left). The Hunter College RISE students also attended (pictured below, top right and bottom row).
October 2014 – SACNAS – Los Angeles, CA. Representatives for the CTBR included Denise Charles, Recruitment Coordinator, and Benjamin Ortiz, a CTBR research faculty member (pictured below, top left).