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Latino Mental Health Research Training Program, NIMHD

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Latino Mental Health Research Training Program, NIMHD

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Public Health.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Master's Thesis. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals.

Eligibility Requirements
3.0 GPA or better Excellent Spanish language skills, both oral and written. Must be a part of an underrepresented group in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. Must be a part of a group with health disparities. Must be from a rural area or from rural backgrounds. Transcripts. Two letters of recommendation. Statement of purpose. CV/resume.

Trainees are given a monthly stipend of $2,000 for 11 weeks. Project funds cover transportation and living expenses throughout the program.


Program Description
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) offers an 11 week summer training program located in Puebla, Mexico to 3 predoctoral students. The Latino Mental Health Research Training Program aims to help trainees develop the research and professional skills to reduce and eliminate mental health disparities for Latinos. The trainees will undergo an intensive one-week training seminar at the University of Southern California (USC) followed by a 10-week training program in Puebla Mexico. The first phase of the program consists of workshops by some of the top Latino Mental Health Researchers in the country. During the second phase of the program, trainees will be assigned to a specific research project and work closely with faculty mentors to carry out research.

For More Information

MHIRT Program c/o Marelle Berry USC Dornsife College Psychology Department 3620 McClinktock Ave., Rm 501 Los Angeles, CA 90089

(213) 740-5570