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  • 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 diseases.

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

Students in lab coats 
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

Lab students 
Research Opportunities with faculty specializing in:
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nanotechnology and Imaging

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CONTACT INFORMATION


HDSP Program
Dr. Sue Anne Chew, Director
Office: BRHP 1.314
Phone: 956-882-6518

Bianca Farrell​
Office: BRHP 1.112
Phone: 956-882-5777

 

Biomedical Research
and Health Professions
BRHP 2.101

Phone:  956-882-5000

Fax:  956-882-5003

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