Welcome to the Minority Health International Research Training

Looking for something exciting to do during Summer 2014? 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


MHIRT Summer 2013 Research Trainees

Top Row, Left to Right: Ricardo Parra, Elizabeth Preza, Melisa Cardenas Jasmine Guerra, Esmirna Corona, Areli Guajardo, Alejandra Escareno and Angie Betancourt
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Viridiana Sigala, Samer Hadrous, Alexandra Hernandez and Munir Buhaya


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