U-RISE stands for Undergraduate Research in Interdisciplinary Science Experiences. It is a program targeted at Freshmen and Sophomores; however, all students all eligible to apply. Our institutionally-supported U-RISE program can serve as a bridge to the MARC U-STAR program not only for freshmen and sophomore students, but also for transfer students, those switching major programs, or those seeking additional coursework or background in the behavioral and biomedical sciences. The U-RISE program is designed to engage students in discussions of research careers and assist in getting students access to early, authentic research experiences to support their interest in pursing a Ph.D. in a biomedical-related discipline. For more information, please contact Dr. Lindsey Hamilton at Lindsey.Hamilton@ucdenver.edu.