ALUMNI OUR GREATEST PRIDE
Tatjana Talamantes Having finished the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREPARE), I feel that I was more prepared and focused for getting accepted into graduate school. My perspective on what to expect as a graduate student became clearer. The PREPARE program offered me a great experience in research which I did not have background in. I really enjoyed working with great professors, my lab, and getting my own research project. Not only is the program focusing on research but they also allowed us to dabble with graduate level courses so we could get a better understanding of what is expected of a student pursing a graduate degree. I enjoyed working with Dr. Prokai and his lab that it became apparent to me that I should apply to the Health Science Center and finish my graduate career here at the Health Science Center. If you are looking for more experience or if you need a program to help you decide whether or not you are ready for graduate school, this program is for you and I highly recommend it.
Hatoon Dablouk Being a student in the PREP program has facilitated my transition from undergraduate to graduate school. I have truly enjoyed being part of the program; it has provided me with the opportunity to gain research experience that I was lacking. The program also motivated me to enroll in the Ph.D. program here in UNTHSC. In the program we are exposed to the graduate student life, we also had an amazing opportunity to interact with graduate students and we were able to have a deeper understanding of graduate school. Through the great mentoring we get in the PREP program I feel very confident in my career choice. As a PREP student, I have found my experience in the PREP program to be very significant and I would like to encourage everyone who is interested in pursuing graduate education to join this program because the opportunity for growth in this program is limitless. I enjoyed every minute of my lab rotations and friendship I had made through the PREP program.
Kpetemey, Marilyne: Upon obtaining my bachelor degree in chemistry from Trinity university; I entered the post-baccalaureate research education program and retention enhancement at the UNT, health science center in 2008 to enhance my credentials for entry into a graduate school. A third year Ph.D student in cancer biology, my research project focus on MIEN1, a novel gene located at the “hotspot locus of cancer” which emerged as a potential diagnostic biomarker of metastatic breast cancer.
PREP Scholars (2006-2009)