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Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The MHIRT (Minority Health International Research Training) program is an NIH funded initiative providing under-represented and minority undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct summer research projects. The program offers an intensive, mentored research training and professional development experience which will help students identify paths to careers in the health sciences, to become more competitive for admission to graduate training and professional schools, and to develop skills essential for future success in conducting independent research. The program is open to US Citizens and lawful permanent residents from a group under-represented in Biomedical, Behavioral, Clinical, and Social Science Research. Including minority, underserved populations, rural, and low socio-economic groups. Many of the students are pursuing STEM degrees, including this year?s graduate mentor.

The 10 week program consists of a one week skills and cultural orientation, 8 weeks in-country, and one week of research analysis and presentations.

MHIRT offers a monthly stipend, airfare and ground transportation, and lodging. Rotating sites may include: South Africa, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Uganda, but are subject to change.
study abroad program

Application Deadline: 1/2/2019
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Program Dates: 5/27/2019 - 8/3/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Virginia (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Food Science & Nutrition
Medical Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
STEM Fields

Chronic Diseases
Health Behavior & Education
Health Disparities
Infectious Disease
Population Health
Public Health
Quantitative Analysis
Rural Development

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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