Bridges to Baccalaureate

Bridges to Baccalaureate logoThe Bridging Arizona Native American Students to Bachelor’s Degrees (Bridges) at Coconino Community College (CCC) is a two-semester program, with the opportunity of summer research work at Northern Arizona University (NAU), designed to offer tribal community college students the opportunity to get hands on laboratory experience and enhance their knowledge about the biomedical-related scientific fields. The program consists of individual projects and responsibilities in which the students will learn to collaborate with a faculty mentor and other students in a research setting. This two-semester program gives students the opportunity to develop their laboratory and scientific skill set while attending the community college. The program is funded through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3-year grant.



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Bridges Grant Contact

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Program Mentor

Aaron J. Tabor M.S., Ph.D.


Dr. Aaron J. Tabor is a faculty member at Coconino Community College and Northern Arizona University as well as the B2B program Co-P.I. Dr. Tabor completed his Ph.D. in biological sciences at Northern Arizona University, specializing on regenerative medicine. His prior education includes a Bachelor of Science, pre-health emphasis from Northern Arizona University, Master of Science certificate in clinical pathology from The University of Massachusetts- Lowell and a Master of Science in Biology from Northern Arizona University. He completed his commercial biomedical Post-Doc training in synthetic blood clot design for neurovascular work. He has a strong passion for educating others and loves the ideals and values of the “Bridges” program. He encourages all who are remotely interested in the sciences to apply for this great opportunity! If you would like to set-up an in-person meeting regarding the Bridges program please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Tabor at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.