SURE 2013: apply by Feb. 3, 2014, see SURE website.

Emory STEM Symposium: apply by Jan. 7, 2014 see Emory STEM website.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Minority Health Disparities Programs for Undergraduats and Graduate Students

The Minority Health Disparities Undergraduate Summer Research Program
For undergraduates in the summer between their junior and senior year, or students who have completed their baccalaureate degree but not yet been accepted into a graduate program, the program offers: 
■ A financial award of $4,000 for 10 weeks of research and other activities
■ Round-trip airfare to Tucson from anywhere within the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
■ Six units of transferable research course credit
■ Housing will be available at the University of Arizona residence halls
The explicit objective of the program is to help prepare, motivate, and support students who aspire to obtain a Ph.D. and pursue a career in research.  Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who conducts research in the biomedical sciences (particularly pulmonary, heart and vascular, and blood diseases and disorders) in which they have a specific interest, participate in weekly seminars offered by UA faculty on health issues disproportionately affecting minority populations, attend weekly workshops on graduate school preparation and presentation skill development, attend a GRE Prep Workshop, and present their work at the University of Arizona's end of summer research symposium. 
The NIH/ISMD Graduate Scholars Program
For prospective graduate students interested in a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences, the Graduate College also sponsors an NIH/IMSD Scholars Program.  The program’s intent is to guarantee five (5) years of funding to those who are admitted into one of sixteen (16) biomedical graduate programs at the University of Arizona.  First year scholars receive:
■ A financial award of $21,900 in the form of a research assistantship
■ In-state and out-of-state tuition waivers
■ $1,000 in travel funds to attend a national conference
■ Rotation through 3-4 laboratories
■ Participation in a small group seminar focusing on survival skills for graduate school
■ In subsequent years, equivalent funding will be provided in the form of a research or teaching assistantship, traineeship and/or fellowship
■ Support of up to $1,500 to assist with supplies for their dissertation.

You may review aspects of these programs, including an online application for the summer program, at [ ]  If you have any questions about these programs, please contact me ( or Sandi Bartell ([ ] the IMSD Program Coordinator.  Also, I would be happy to mail you informational brochures on both programs and attached is a summer program flyer.