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Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program was created by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and is a component of a long term strategy to establish a cadre of biomedical, behavioral, and social science researchers working to reduce the disparate health burdens among underserved populations in the United States and ultimately eliminate those disparities.

The MHIRT awards support the ability of U.S. academic institutions to offer short-term international training opportunities in health disparities research for undergraduate and graduate students in the health professions who are from health disparity populations and/or are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical, or behavioral health research career fields.

MHIRT grantees conduct research for at least 10-12 weeks during the summer or one semester during the academic year on a wide variety of diseases and health conditions. The MHIRT Program participants travel to work with international investigators in countries around the world such as Austria, Germany, Italy, and Thailand.

For further information on the MHIRT Program please visit the NIMHD website.

At the annual conference at Georgia Southern University (GSU), participants from all partner universities present current research projects, including presentations by MHIRT grantees about their work and their experiences in the program.

The Department of Nursing Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, was suggested as partner university by Dr. Kathryn Anderson, head of the MHIRT Program at GSU, and was accepted in 2011.

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