MEDICAL and GRADUATE STUDENTS: MINORITY HEALTH RESEARCH TRAINING IN HEALTH DISPARITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I (UH)

MHRT PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • The MHRT Program provides directed reading coursework at UH Manoa where medical and graduate level students (masters and doctoral) learn to conduct research.
  • Students conduct a 3 to 11 month research project.
  • Topics focus on health and health disparities internationally (Thailand, India, Cameroon, Liberia), US Territories (American Samoa, Guam), and US Continent (at University of Arkansas, University of Washington, and Washington State University).

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Quality experience in research
  • Stipend while conducting research: $2,000/month
  • Roundtrip airfare and reasonable living expenses while out of state
  • Life changing research and cultural experiences
  • Earn up to 10 credits of directed research courses

WHO CAN APPLY

  • US Citizens and Permanent residents
  • Masters and Doctoral Students
  • Must be either from: 1) an under-represented minority group, 2) socioeconomically disadvantaged background or 3) rural areas.
  • Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Application form is available @ manoa.hawaii.edu/tropicalmedicine/mhirt

  • Rolling deadline for applications until July 31, 2020

For more information, contact:

  • Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar (nerurkar@hawaii.edu)
  • Dr. Angela Sy (sya@hawaii.edu)

The MHIRT program at University of Hawaii is funded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health Grant #2T37MD008636-07