RISE Fellow receives Ph.D.

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Dr. Cooper receives her doctoral hood
Dr. Cooper receives her doctoral hood at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is the first UNCP RISE Program Fellow to complete a Ph.D. in biomedical research.

The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program at UNC Pembroke is changing lives through education.  The program is pleased to announce the graduation of Dr. Joanna Cooper, who received her degree in Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on May 10, 2018.

Dr. Cooper graduated from UNCP in 2011 with a B.S. in Biology and was a member of RISE cohorts 4 & 5.  She is the first UNCP RISE Fellow to complete a Ph.D. program in biomedical research. She will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine this June.

The UNCP RISE Program is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences with the goal of creating a more diverse research workforce.