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Texas A&M recognized for diversity in graduate programs with grant

Posted at 2:58 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 11:45:58-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University was recognized for its diversity in graduate programs with a grant from the National Institute of Health.

The graduate programs rank in the top 10 and got Ph.D's awarded to Hispanic students and in the top 12 for African American students.

The $1.2 million grant will be used for graduate students in biomedical programs.

The diversity in the program helped the university secure the competitive grant.

"This is highly competitive so I think this is an acknowledgment of the outstanding biomedical science researchers we have, the great facilities, and also the outstanding training environment that we have to offer students," said Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies.

The school is eligible to receive the grant again in five years and looks to build upon the successes that awarded them the grant this year.