Los Angeles Basin - California State University - MHIRT

The MHIRT program is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health.

The objectives of the program are:

  • to increase the numbers of students belonging to health disparities populations or underrepresented minorities that pursue advanced degrees in basic sciences, biomedical or clinical research fields
  • to make these students aware of minority and international health problems and to seek novel approaches
  • to address them to inculcate in these students the importance and opportunities of international collaboration in research to address health disparities from a global health perspective

The Summer Research Experience

The MHIRT scholars will travel to the foreign site and spend 10 weeks conducting research in the laboratory of their foreign research advisor. The foreign research advisor will be responsible for the scientific conduct of the work and having a suitable project and a properly equipped and safe laboratory equipment. The CSU faculty mentor will visit the laboratory to confirm that this is so and to deal with any problems or concerns that might arise. When appropriate, in consultation with the foreign research director and the MHIRT scholar, the CSU faculty mentor will identify and provide any extra instruction that might be needed with regard to safety, experimental design, interpretation of data, and use of various computer packages for the analysis of data. The mentor will also help the students with their projects on ethics and minority health issues. The foreign institutions, research projects proposed, and foreign mentors are described in this website

CSUF - California State University Fullerton