Students to Present MHIRT Summer Projects

The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2007 projects will be held September 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in the Science Center, Room 155.

Students who participated in the 2007 projects from this international research experience will be presenting the results from their summer research. The students attend colleges and universities throughout the Mid-South and participated in projects in Uganda, Brazil and Thailand.

The MHIRT grant is given by the National Institute of Health, and for the sixth year has received annual renewal. This year’s grant award is $235,634. Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, CBU Biology Professor, serves as the Project Director. Dr. Teri Mason, CBU Behavioral Science Assistant Professor, serves to coordinate the Uganda sites and Julia Hanebrink is the research assistant.

The Symposium is free and open to anyone that is interested. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2008 or 2009 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all expense paid research experience. Applications can be submitted beginning in September and final acceptance January, 2008.

To learn more, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu . ###

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