Summer Research Program Information
Institution: Howard University
Program: Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)
Academic Area(s): Medical & Life Sciences (Biology, Medical Sciences), Research areas: Parasite and Host Factors in the pathogenesis of severe malaria; Human Genome studies in search for genetic biomarkers for emerging and existing diseases in African populations, and mapping of genomic variations in response to drug therapies associated with diseases; To study blood, water, air, and soil-borne diseases including leishmaniasis, malaria, tuberculosis, schistosomiasis, and host-parasite relationships and vector transmission and treatment; To study atmospheric and climatic influences on the long-range transport of pathogens in air-borne dust particles originating in the Sahara
Academic Eligibility: undergraduate, sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors, graduate
Other Academic Eligibility Requirements: majoring in biomedical sciences, including mathematics
Underrepresented Groups: Minorities Encouraged
US Citizen: Yes
Permanent Resident: Yes
Deadline: Beg-Mar
GPA Minimum: 3.3
Duration: 8-10 weeks
Stipend: Yes
Travel: Yes
Housing: Yes
Other benefits: Program provides purchase of international visas, payment for necessary immunizations and travel insurance
Contact Name: Dr. Winston Anderson, Dr. Broderick Eribo
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City: Research sites: Ethiopia, Ghana, Brazil, Nigeria