Welcome to the Minority Health International Research Training

Looking for something exciting to do during Summer 2015? Would you like to earn ten (10) credit hours without paying tuition and fees? Interested in an international research experience that also includes cultural immersion opportunities? You could spend your summer in Ecuador, Costa Rica or Panama as a member of the UTEP MHIRT Program.

The University of Texas at El Paso Minority Health International Research Training Program (UTEP MHIRT) funded by the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHHD) develops and establishes a collaborative relationship between the University of Texas at El Paso and international universities for the conduct of project activities. Currently collaborating with Universidad Central del Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador), Universidad Autonoma de los Andes (Ambato, Ecuador), Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud (Panama City, Panama), INDICASAT (Panama City, Panama) and Universidad de Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica) the project supports both undergraduate and graduate trainees in basic sciences, clinical, biomedical, health, and behavioral sciences research focused in Hispanic health disparities. ... read more

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MHIRT Summer 2014 Research Trainees

Back row, left to right: Homero Dominguez, Diana Lechuga, Susana Portillo, Adam Vera, Lydia Carranco, Sarah Jallad.
Front row, left to right: Natalie Gaytan, Stephanie Chavez, Areli Guajardo, Daniela Marquez, Ana Garcia.

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program is funded by Grant Number 5T37MD001376-06 from the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Revised on 4/02/2013