- Do you want to participate in original, groundbreaking research in UTB's state of the art laboratories?
- Does understanding issues in science and the medical field interest you?
- Do you want to make a difference in your family and community?
- Do you want to receive recognition and awards for your undergraduate research experience?
- Do you want to be a scholar that is prepared to pursue a post-baccalaureate career in biomedical research?
If you answered "YES", the Health Disparities Scholars Program is for you.
In the Health Disparities program, you'll make a difference in your community.
Distinct groups of people acquire disease or die from certain diseases at different rates. Some of the diseases that are
prevalent in the Rio Grande Valley are cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and some infectious
These different rates are called disparities and ofter emerge between different races or ethnic groups, nationalities,
income levels, and ages. They are even sometimes created by economic, political, and cultural realities.
In the program you'll work alongside faculty members who are researching these health disparities to help pinpoint the
causes and find tangible solutions through biomedical research.
HDSP CAN HELP YOU
Health Disparities Scholars Program is an exciting initiative that can help you succeed in the expanding field of biomedial sciences. Here are some privileges our students enjoy:
- Hands on and direct participation in biomedical research with highly qualified faculty mentors in state of the art laboratories.
- Competitive eligibility for paid student Instructor positions.
- Personalized career guidance and mentoring from distinguished faculty.
- Competitive travel opportunities for conferences and summer research experiences throughout the United States and abroad.
- Access to a specially designed resource room featuring textbooks, study guides, computers, and GRE study materials.
- Workshop and Seminar opportunities designed to assist in your professional growth and development.
Research Opportunities with faculty specializing in:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Medicinal Plants
- Infectious Diseases
- Nanotechnology and Imaging