Undergraduate Research: MHRT Program

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MHIRT 2014 Undergraduate Student International Summer Training Opportunity

The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) 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 9 undergraduates and 1 graduate student annually in international research projects in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences. The Program takes place throughout one academic year. In the summer, students will participate in an 8 day “Introduction to Biomedical Research Workshop” at UH Manoa, and then spend ~9 weeks conducting mentored research in either Bangkok, Thailand, or Yaounde, Cameroon (Central Africa). After returning, students will attend a post-workshop session where they will discuss their summer 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. Sandra Chang, Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar, or Dr. Diane W. Taylor at MHIRT-L@lists.hawaii.edu for more information.

Further information on the program, eligibility, and the application process can be found at the MHIRT program webpage.