Undergraduate Research: MHRT Program

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2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Minority Health Research Training (MHRT) Program in Health Disparities

The MHRT Program is based in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Prof Rose Leke (second from left), MHIRT students and research team in Cameroon.

The NIH-funded program will engage 5 undergraduates and 5 graduate students annually in topics focused on national and international community-based participatory research, socio-behavioral research, research in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences. The Program takes place throughout one academic year. In the summer, undergraduate students will participate in an 8 day “Introduction to Biomedical Research Workshop” at UH Manoa, and then spend 8-10 weeks conducting mentored research.  Graduate students also participate in research training and conduct their research project over 3 months or more. Upon completion of their research project, students will attend a post-workshop session where they will discuss their research experiences in a group setting, work with biostatisticans on data analysis, discuss research results with faculty mentors, and begin preparing written reports. Each participating student will receive $1,000/month for 3 months for participating in the summer program.

If you are interested in applying to the program, please contact Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar or Dr. Angela Sy at MHIRT-L@lists.hawaii.edu for more information.

Further information on the program, eligibility, and the application process can be found at the MHRT program website.