Health Disparities Summer Internship participants recently presented a poster describing his or her research project at a poster session attended by faculty and staff at the Masonic Cancer Center and Academic Health Center.
Six undergraduate students spent five weeks this summer conducting research with faculty mentors in the Masonic Cancer Center's Health Disparities Summer Internship program. Participants in the internship program include students from minority, immigrant, rural, and financially disadvantaged communities and are selected from universities and community colleges state-wide. Students in this year's group included Hmong, Vietnamese, an African-American, and an African immigrant.
The 2011 program was funded by the Sylvia H. Lam Endowed Cancer Research Fund. The program was co-sponsored by two partners of the MN AHEC Network: the University of Minnesota Medical School's Minnesota Future Doctors program, which prepares college-age Minnesotans from underrepresented communities for medical school admission, and the Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research.