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SOAR PROGRAMS:  

The mission of the Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research for Health Program (SOAR-Health) is to increase the participation of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in Clinical and Translational Research(CTR) through engagement, recruitment, and training of well-qualified college undergraduates and pre-doctoral students in a specialized summer program. We crafted this program to bring together students from diverse backgrounds (e.g. medical students, pre-doctoral social or biological science students, undergraduates) in order to create a rich mix of participants from across disciplinary backgrounds and with different career goals. 

A sister program, available only to sophomore and junior students in the Washington, DC area is co-sponsored by The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities (CEHD). This Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD) Research Internship aims to train well-qualified college undergraduates, from URM and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities careers.  Links to both the summer (SOAR) program and the spring/summer disparities-focused program are located below. We would be happy to consider applicants for both of these opportunities.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

SOAR-Health (SUMMER SESSION)  January 30, 2015

SOAR-MHHD & SOAR-Health Expanded Internships: January 30, 2015


PROGRAM DATES:

SOAR-MHDD & SOAR-Health Expanded Research Internship 06/01/2015 - 08/01/2015 & 09/02/15-12/09/2015 (Full-time in the Summer and Part-time in the Fall)

SOAR-Health Summer 2015  06/01/2015 - 08/01/2015

SOAR-HEALTH PROGRAM BROCHURE

ELIGIBILITY:

We encourage local, regional and national applications from junior or senior undergraduates and pre-doctoral graduate students considering a career in CTR.

SOAR-HEALTH SUMMER APPLICATION REVIEW AND SELECTION:

 Applications Requirements:
 

MAIL TRANSCRIPTS TO:

SOAR Research Internship Program
Attn: Lan T. Le, MPA
4000 Reservoir Road, NW
160- Building D
Washington, DC  20007

Students are expected to participate in the program for 9 weeks(undergraduate and graduate students) and 8 weeks (medical and dental students). Successful participants will be eligible to apply for a second summer.

Program Contact:   Cyndi Campbell   Email:  education@ghuccts.org

SOAR-Health Program Content and Activities:
Participation in the research activities of a GHUCCTS investigator: The central mentored research experience for SOAR students will be provided by a senior GHUCCTS investigator who has been qualified as a successful mentor. We will favor multi-disciplinary research projects that address health disparities.
Examples of Research Opportunities


SOAR-MHDD & SOAR-Health Expanded Research Internship Program Content and Activities:

Participation in the research activities of a CEHD investigator: The central mentored research experience will be provided by a senior CEHD investigator who has been qualified as a successful mentor and will begin with part-time (15 to 20 hours per week) work during the Spring and then continue with full-time research during the Summer.  Participation in both the Spring and Summer is required. 

Program Contact:  Lan T. Le, MPA   Email:  ltl5@georgetown.edu 

2015 Spring/Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research-Minority Health and Health Disparities (SOAR-MHHD & SOAR-Health) Research Internships

SOAR-MHDD & SOAR-HEALTH EXPANDED RESEARCH INTERNSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Online Application Form  - Complete and Submit
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • All official college transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Proof of United States Citizenship 

MAIL TRANSCRIPTS TO:

SOAR Research Internship Program
Attn: Imani Rhone
520 W St. 
Room 1322-U
Washington, DC  20001