Biomedical Research Support-Research Initiative for Scientific
Enhancement (MBRS-RISE) Program
Program is designed for talented and motivated students interested
in developing professional careers as research scientists. It
provides support for research participation and career enhancement
of freshman-through-senior undergraduates, and graduate students
pursuing the masters degree, with the expectation that student
participants will pursue education to the Ph.D. following graduation
from Cal State LA.
The three components
of MBRS-RISE are:
James M. Rosser Research Undergraduate Science Honors Program
for New Freshmen.
of the undergraduate experience
programs between Cal State LA and UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego
and the University of Southern California
The MBRS program
has provided support for students and faculty at Cal State LA
since 1973. During this time, more than 700 students have participated
and have used the Program to further their academic and professional
careers. MBRS student research has resulted in the publication
of nearly 500 journal articles. Program graduates have earned
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in a range of biomedical disciplines,
and combined research/clinician degrees such as the M.D.-Ph.D.
MBRS has been a part of the success of generations of students.
In recent years the retention of students to graduation has been
better than 90%, compared to less than 40% nationwide for science