Minority Health Disparities–Undergraduate Research Opportunity Consortium (MHD-UROC) Program

The University of Arizona Graduate College offers a prestigious summer research opportunity focused on health issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner. Known as the Minority Health Disparities (MHD) Program, MHD is one of five programs sponsored by the UA Graduate College under the umbrella of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Consortium (UROC) programs. The benefits common to all of these five programs are:

  • A research project
  • A faculty mentor
  • Workshops / preparation for the graduate application process
  • Social opportunities and a support network
  • Financial support
  • Annual research conference & closing ceremony

Additional benefits specific to this program include:

  • Six units of upper division research credit
  • Weekly speaker series focused specifically on biomedical research related to minority health disparities
  • Workshops focused on issues related to biomedical research and graduate school preparation
  • $4,000 in pay over the 10 weeks
  • On-campus housing is available

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