INBRE: A Game Changer

Wilmington University is now an affiliate partner of IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, better known as INBRE.

April Roeper conducts neuroscience research.

The Delaware INBRE is a program dedicated to developing sustainable and impactful research opportunities for future scientists, and its partner institutions include the University of Delaware, Dela-ware State University, Delaware Technical Community College, Wesley College, Christiana Care Health System, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the state of Delaware fund it.

WilmU’s affiliate partnership offers advantages to its students who are interested in STEM fields, providing them access to collaborative research opportunities while working with or assisting scientists.

Dr. Milton Muldrow, WilmU’s Chair of Science and Environmental Science & Policy, serves as liaison and attends monthly steering committee meetings to discuss the financial and scientific status of the consortium, as well as cutting-edge research and resources. Says Dr. Muldrew: “INBRE is a potential game-changer in terms of WilmU’s integration into Delaware’s biomedical community.”

April Roeper is the first WilmU student to receive a Delaware INBRE award to conduct neuroscience re-search at the University of Delaware with Dr. Tom Buckley. Roeper majors in Psychology and hopes to become a neuroscience researcher.