08 January 2009

The Minority Health Disparities Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The institution: University of Arizona

The program: The objective of the program is to help prepare, motivate, and support students who aspire to obtain a Ph.D. and pursue a career in research. 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) in which they have a specific interest, 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: For undergraduates in the summer between their junior and senior year, or students who have completed their baccalaureate degree but not yet been accepted into a graduate program.

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

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