Los Angeles Basin - California State University - MHRT

The Los Angeles Basin CSU MHRT program is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health - Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37).

The objectives of the program are:

  • To increase the numbers of individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research that pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields. Our training program is committed to developing a cadre of researchers that possess a deep understanding of health disparities issues, passion for resolving them, and potential to be the future leaders that will spearhead new solutions.
  • To make these trainees aware of health problems that disproportionally affect the most disadvantaged and underserved sectors of the society, and to prepare them to seek novel approaches to address them.
  • To show these trainees the importance of national and international research collaboration in addressing health issues and health disparities.
  • To make them aware of the existing opportunities for research collaboration to address health issues, and reduce health disparities.
  • To contribute to the reduction, and eventual elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S.

The Summer Research Experience

The MHRT scholars will travel to the training site and spend 10 weeks conducting research. The research advisor will be responsible for the scientific conduct of the work and having a suitable project and a properly equipped and safe location to carry out the research training expwerience. The CSU faculty mentor will visit the training location to confirm that this is so and to deal with any problems or concerns that might arise. When appropriate, in consultation with the research advisor, the program director and the MHRT 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 research mentor at the training location will also help the students with their projects on ethics and minority health issues. The host institutions, research projects proposed, and training mentors are described in this website

CSUF - California State University Fullerton