Minimizing Health Disparities

Program in Brief

The University of Arizona Graduate College offers a prestigious summer research opportunity focused on health issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner.


MHD is one of five programs sponsored by the UA Graduate College and under the umbrella of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Consortium (UROC). The benefits common to all of these 5 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
  • $4000¬†stipend¬†for the 10 weeks
  • on-campus housing is available
Last updated 15 Oct 2019