Center for Health Equity

A Program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Research Training Programs

Research Training Programs for Students

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The Center for Health Equity (CHE) encourages early engagement into the research pipeline through competitive summer research training programs for undergraduate and health professional students.

Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program, a joint program with the CTSI, provides promising students from under-represented backgrounds in research with knowledge, skills, and experience in healthcare research. This program provides research training through a structured summer core curriculum, closely supervised research projects, clinical research seminars and participation in selected additional symposia and scientific meetings.

Advanced Research Program (ARP)

The Advanced Research Program is a joint program with the CTSI that provides research training for health professional students including: medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and dental. The structured summer core curriculum includes mentored research projects, weekly research seminars, and a final mini-symposium to present research to other scholars and mentors.


Introduction to Urban Health Equity

In partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School students and the CTSI, Introduction to Urban Health Equity provides first year medical students with an opportunity to learn about urban health issues. During this three-day program, students will hear from practitioners that serve urban communities, participate in a poverty simulation experience, discuss immigrant and refugee health with representatives from underserved populations and take part in volunteer experience at a local urban organization.

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