August 17, 2023

A perspective by Anibal Tornes Blanco and team members at Científico Latino has been published in Cell

Insights and Strategies for Improving Equity in Graduate School Admissions

A team of volunteer STEM trainees that includes Ph.D. student Anibal Tornes Blanco established the Científico Latino Graduate Student Mentorship Initiative (CL-GSMI) in 2019 to support graduate school applicants from historically minoritized backgrounds. CL-GSMI is designed to improve access to critical resources, including information, mentorship, and financial support, and has assisted 443 students in applying and matriculating to graduate school. In a perspective published today in Cell, CL-GSMI team members used program evaluation data from 2020 to 2021 to highlight areas in graduate school admissions that can be improved to promote equity and inclusion.

Read the perspective in Cell

The impact of the CL-GSMI program