The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is based in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology at JABSOM.
The program offers exciting opportunities for UH Mānoa students to perform research projects in international locations. The qualifying research projects will be in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences. The program spans one academic year, beginning with an eight-day “Introduction to Biomedical Research Workshop” in the summer. Then, students spend about nine weeks conducting mentored research in either Bangkok, Thailand, Yaounde, Cameroon (Central Africa) or India. 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 receives a stipend of $1,000/month for three 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:
MHIRT at JABSOM Tropical Med