PROGRAM DATES: May 28, 2013 – August 2, 2013
What are our interests?
- High school (16 years or older) and/or undergraduate minority students who are properly enrolled and are within good standing.
- Students who are dependable , reliable, and posses the ability work up to 30 hrs/week.
- Those who express a general interest in research and research-related activities
- Understanding your long and short-term goals.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Participants receive hands-on experience/ training conducting biomedical and community-based participatory research. An additional activity includes a workshop designed to increase scientific writing capabilities
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Participants will gain experience conducting biomedical research focusing on health disparities related topics (e.g. hypertension, immunology, etc.) using in vivo and in vitro techniques. Participants will be provided with materials for implementation of all laboratory exercises. Community-based (qualitative and quantitative) studies will provide understanding of the complex realities associated with health disparities and why they must be eliminated.
COMPENSATION: Participants will become temporary employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and have the opportunity to earn up to $4,200 (taxable income). The University of Mississippi Medical Center is not allowed to offer stipends; thus, all compensation will be based on hours worked by participant.
HOUSING: No housing allowance is available. Participants must secure their own housing.
CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE: Participation in the HD FUTURE program is granted on a competitive basis. Students (high school and undergraduate) must be properly enrolled within their respective high school/university system and possess a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Participants are required to attend all program meetings. This includes mandatory attendance at the program’s orientation as well as UMMC’s required orientation for employment.
- Participants are required to satisfy all conditions of employment for The UMMC.
- All participants will be required to participate in pre- and post-surveys that track their basic knowledge of laboratory/research techniques.
- All participants will be required to complete pre- and post-evaluations of their educational plans as well as an overall evaluation of the program.
HOW TO APPLY
For additional information, please contact:
Sean R. Abram, PhD
Director, Health Disparities Research Core
The Mississippi Institute for Improvement of Health and Health Disparities in the Delta Region
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Office : 601-815-9000
Fax : 601-815-9025