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LaKeya Hardy, PhD

Director of UNC PREP; Co-Director of SOLAR
919-843-7882
lchardy@email.unc.edu

Dr. Hardy serves as the director of UNC PREP, an NIH funded one-year post-baccalaureate research program for students in groups historically underrepresented in the sciences. She develops, implements, evaluates, and optimizes new and ongoing initiatives and programs designed to enhance the graduate training environment. Dr Hardy also co-directs the UNC Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR) program for undergraduates from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences. She oversees the 10-week summer research experience and professional development for the SOLAR students, who participate from colleges and universities across the country.