The aim of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at the University Of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Is to encourage and equip undergraduate nursing, public health and health sciences students and second-degree undergraduate nursing (Accelerated BSN) students to pursue careers in health disparities (HD) research.
This training program will contribute to HD science by:
- Helping to prepare a new generation of ethnically diverse HD scientists who will make discoveries that can be translated into interventions to eliminate HD
locally and globally.
- Atraining will address HD by diversifying the pipeline of HD researchers and by increasing this workforce’s competencies in implementing
culturally informed, rigorous, and ethically responsible approaches to research.
- Students will participate in a 3-week Intensive Global Health Disparities Summer Research Institute, immediately followed by an 8-week research experience in the host country.
- Students will work closely with mentors in different countries e.g.: Australia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Spain, Costa Rica and mentors at the University of
Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies during this time to conduct global HD research.
- Students will work closely with their mentors In the host country and mentors from the University of Miami.
- Upon return, students will participate in a 3-day seminar where they will share their experiences with one another, learn about and discuss opportunities for
graduate studies, and develop a plan to disseminate their research.
- Students will continue to work with their mentors well beyond this 12-week period to prepare scientific presentations and publications and to apply to graduate
school and/or other HD research career opportunities.
- The main focus of the program is a research experience. It is expected that you will work as a research assistant during the 8-weeks abroad (5 days a week/8
hours per day).
- You will receive a stipend during the program.
- Travel expenses and accommodations will be paid.
- You will need to participate in weekly meetings (conference call) with your mentors in the U.S. while abroad.
- This training program can count towards elective course credit