Integrating Research and Careers on the Phenotype

A National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)

News & Events

News & Events

Congratulations to the 2024-25 EXPAND Fellowship Recipients!

Noah Brown
Ethan Kadiyala
Omina Nazarzoda
Clara Stahlmann Roeder
Abbey Ramirez
William Tucker

SACNAS Exhibitor Booth 2022

SACNAS and ABRCMS Meetings

EXPAND was thrilled to attend the SACNAS and ABRCMS national meetings. We loved meeting with prospective applicants and discussing the numerous ways UVA and EXPAND can provide career and professional development opportunities for our STEM graduate students. 

Program Coordinator, Dr. Nicole Hensch, with EXPAND's NRT Annual Meeting 2022 Poster

NRT Annual Meeting

EXPAND leadership had the opportunity to attend the Annual NRT Annual Meeting. We were able to meet with other NSF-funded Research Traineeship programs from across the country to discuss strategies to negotiate institutional barriers, recruit and retain a diverse cohort of trainees, sustain the program beyond NSF NRT funding, and measure/evaluate the impact of our programming. We plan to use this information to enhance our program offerings for life sciences graduate students here at UVA!

If you would like to take a closer look at our poster, you can click the following link!