Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

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 Deadline: 

February 8, 2019
   

Start Date: 

June 2, 2019
   

Duration: 

11 weeks: June 2 - August 17, 2019
   

Location: 

USC Campus (first week) & México City (remaining 10 weeks)
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

An NIH/NCMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)

Cohorts will be composed of nine undergraduate and three pre-doctoral trainees. The program will take place throughout the course of 11 weeks, and is comprised of an intensive one-week training seminar at USC, and a 10-week training program in Puebla México. The first phase will take place at USC and consists of research workshops by some of the top Latino Mental Health Researchers in the country. Drs. William Vega, Alex Kopelowicz, Concepcion Barrio and Jodie Ullman will provide a one week set of workshops on epidemiology, mental health services, family interventions, caregiving and research methods/statistics. The one-week intensive seminar will serve to help trainees develop research and professional skills to reduce disparities and to motivate them to pursue advanced research degrees. In addition the seminar will provide them with a cultural orientation to facilitate a smooth transition to living and working in Mexico.
   

Benefits: 

Travel (to and from Mexico) food, housing, and a stipend ($1,200/month for undergraduates)

   

Major(s): 

Psychological Science
Biological Sciences
Public Health Policy

   

GPA: 

3.0

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: From a health disparity population, excellent oral and written Spanish, Background in statistics
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts from college(s)
 

Contact: 

Ms. Marelle Berry
MHIRT Program, c/o Marelle Berry, USC Dornsife College, Psychology Department
3620 McClintock Avenue, Rm 501
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: (213) 740-5570    
Email: marelleb@usc.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/
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