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LCC Spelman Bridges Program

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Spelman College Pre-Baccalaureate Scholars Program (SCPreP)2002-2007

(Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIH)


The SCPreP BRIDGES Program was a multi-tiered partnership between Spelman College and the Atlanta Metropolitan College, as well as Lansing Community College and City College of San Francisco. It was designed to facilitate the transition of underrepresented minority students from a two-year to a four-year program of study in the biomedical or behavioral Sciences.

The overall purpose of the SCPreP Bridges Program was to prepare future scientist to be competitive for graduate study and committed to pursuing behavioral/biomedical research careers that focus on the elimination of racial and gender health disparities. The program provided technical assistance and professional development to faculty at each of the targeted institutions in order to enhance the curriculum and improve pedagogical skills.

Bridges Program Participants

Bridges Program, 2006

Students attended a summer research program at Spelman college each of the five years. Also, the bridges funding provided on going support during the academic year to offer motivational and informative programs to the college and community. 

In 2005 and 2006, the participating partners launched a successful Video Conference with students and staff at the following three sites: Spelman College, City College of San Francisco and Lansing Community College.

  • "Health Issues Troubling Women: Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women, and Teenage Pregnancy", October 28, 2004
  • "Investigating Opportunities for Research: Students of Color in Physical, Biological and Social Sciences", September 19 & 21, 2006

"Through all of my experiences I have gained insight into becoming a culturally insightful educator."

Javitta Malone
Spelman College graduate
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The president of Spelman College, Dr. Johnnetta Cole said, "Look to the right of you and the left of you and tell your sister she is coming with you."

Selena Cox, MD
Spelman College graduate
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