22 December 2008

Minority Health Disparities Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The institution: The University of Arizona

The program: Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who conducts research in the biomedical sciences (particularly pulmonary, heart and vascular, and blood diseases and disorders). Students participate in weekly seminars offered by UA faculty on health issues disproportionately affecting minority populations, attend weekly workshops on graduate school preparation and presentation skill development, attend a GRE Prep Workshop, and present their work at the University of Arizona's end of summer research symposium.

  • A financial award of $4,000 for 10 weeks of research and other activities

  • Round-trip airfare to Tucson from anywhere within the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

  • Six units of transferable research course credit

  • Housing will be available at the University of Arizona residence halls

Eligibility: Students between their junior and senior year, or students who have completed their baccalaureate degree but not yet been accepted into a graduate program.

  • African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Major in fields leading to biomedical careers

  • Upper-division undergraduate standing

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Aspire to obtain a Ph.D. in a biomedical field

Application deadline: 1 February 2009

More information: http://grad.arizona.edu/imsd/undergraduate-summer

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