The CT Convergence Institute is proud to announce that current YIIP Scholar, John Garcia, has been accepted to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University! John is currently in the Biomedical Sciences Masters program in the Skeletal Biology and Regeneration area of concentration, and studying miRNA regulation of bone formation. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Molecular Oncology. In the future, John hopes to grow his career as an orthopedic resident.
The Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP) is a program of the Connecticut Convergence Institute which aims to develop the next generation of innovative scientists by providing academic training to individuals dedicated to pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical science. The program is specifically focused on recruiting underrepresented students to contribute towards developing a sustainable pipeline to increase diversity among the pool of academic scientists. YIIP provides tools for scholars to conduct research, succeed in an academic environment, and become competitive candidates for medical school or graduate school.