MHIRT 2014 Undergraduate Student International Summer Training Opportunity

The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is associated with the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology of John A. Burns School of Medicine, Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa. 

The NIH funded program will engage 9 undergraduates and 1 graduate student annually in international research in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences.  The Program takes place throughout one academic year.  In the summer, sutdnets will particpate in an 8 day "Introduction to Biomedical Research Workshop" at the UH and then spend ~9 weeks conducting directed research in either Bangkok, Thailand, or Yaounde, Cameroon (Central America).  After returning, students will attend a post-workshop where they will discuss their summer reserach experiences in a group setting, work with biostatisticans on data analysis, discuss research results, meet with faculty mentors, and begin preparing written reports.  Students will receive $1,000/month for 3 months (total $20,000) for participating in the summer program.

If you are interested in applying for the program, please contact Dr. Sandra Chang, Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar, or Dr. Diane W. Taylor at to discuss the program.

Further information on the program, eligibility, and the application process can be found at the MHIRT website at:

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01/06/2014 at 8:13pm