The REACH program is an annual multi-disciplinary and immersive summer course (mid-June to mid-August) for underrepresented minority students interested in careers in neuroscience. During the program, interns are exposed to the research, clinical, academic and social aspects of the study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The immediate goal of the program is to provide a hands-on experience in neuroscience research to introduce underrepresented minority students to neuroscience career opportunities, and to generate interest for them to become the next generation of neuroscientists. Our long-term goal is to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities in the neuroscience field.
With the support of a multi-tiered mentoring approach; PhD students, medical students, and faculty; REACH Interns build and execute a research project on autism spectrum disorders.