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Increasing sensitivity to cultural views is a focus at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, says Carlos Gonzales, MD, associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Gonzales tries to have the message hit home before students begin working with patients one on one. In August, he gathers second-year students in a large room for a traditional Native American ceremony to bless them and the bodies they dissected months before. The ceremony, says Dr.
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NIH UGSP)
March 3, 2014 - Application Deadline
UGSP offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids? Then we want you to be a FoodCorps service member! FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Our service members:
Click here to read the full-text article of "Blood Politics, Ethnic Identity, and Racial Misclassification among American Indians and Alaska Natives," published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
Level of Expertise Needed:
Mature undergraduate students, or MPH students.
COPE is a community-based outreach project being carried out in Navajo Nation. We have obtained 3 years of funding from PCORI to carry out observational mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research to evaluate the impact of this programmatic intervention. The aims of the research are to determine whether COPE improves clinical outcomes and cost of health care utilization. We also aim to identify factors at the patient, community health worker and facility level that are associated with successful outcomes.
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