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Rackham Minority Serving Institutions Initiative Coffee Chat Series: Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to Ph.D. Bridge Program—A Model for Inclusive Graduate Education

June 23, 2021, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

This talk will provide an overview of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to Ph.D. Bridge Program (FVBP) Model for inclusive graduate education. Further, Dina Myers Stroud will present findings from a study conducted as part of the Fisk-Vanderbilt LSAMP Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation to understand what FVBP activities students report as contributing to their success. This session will be of particular interest to those looking to build on their mentoring practices and develop activities to foster a sense of community.


Dina Myers Stroud serves as faculty at both Fisk and Vanderbilt University. As the executive director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to Ph.D. Bridge Program (FVBP) since 2012, Stroud strives to advocate for and mentor students from underrepresented and underserved groups into and through STEM Ph.D. programs. In 2018, Stroud began serving as the director of the LSAMP Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation. There she directs educational research centered on the FVBP, in collaboration with the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt and the American Institutes for Research. Trained as a development biologist, Stroud did postdoctoral work in cardiovascular research at UCLA, NYU and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also a certified national research mentoring network mentor training facilitator and was part of the original team behind the development of mentor-mentee supportive technology known as MyNRMN.

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June 23, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
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