Scholar Programs

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program

The MARC Undergraduate Training Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health.  The objective of the program is to increase the number of well-prepared minority students who can compete successfully for entry into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree in the biomedical sciences. Qualifications for the program  include:  being from a group that is underrepresented in Biomedical Sciences; intention to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical or Behavioral Sciences; have 60 or more credit hours by the time you begin the MARC program (you will participate in the program for 2 years); have a 3.0 or higher grade point average;  availability to participate in Academic Year Research (about 15 hours a week) and full-time Summer Research at another institution for a minimum of 8 weeks of the Summer. For more information contact Dr. Margaret Whalen (Phone 615-963-5247; E-mail: mwhalen@tnstate.edu_  or Dr. E. Lewis Myles (Phone: 615-963-5789;

U54 : Tennessee State University (TSU) is a cancer research partner with Meharry Medical College (MMC) and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center (VICC) of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).  This Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership (MVTCP) engages in community service, student training, and faculty development as part of an effort to reduce disparities in cancer health care.