The program, which is housed at MSU's Center for Biofilm Engineering, supports minority students and those with disabilities interested in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. The program supports these new and continuing graduate students by facilitating opportunities to conduct community-based participatory research on health issues in their home communities, as well as by providing academic, financial, and social support.
Mari Eggers, the program's coordinator, said because just taking the first step toward graduate school can be daunting, she can assist prospective students in meeting with relevant faculty to determine which, if any, graduate program is a good fit. She can also help with the application and funding process, as well as by arranging tutors for the most challenging courses.
"The bottom line is this: If you are interested in a health-related career and in supporting your community with that career, this program may be for you," Eggers said.
MSU's Graduate Education in Health for Minority Scholars program is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Read about the program's benefits and admission requirements, visit: http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/files/CBE/GEhMS-flyer.pdf
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2012. For an application for the 2012-13 academic year, visit: http://www.biofilm.montana.edu/files/CBE/GEhMS_application_form_Fall_2012.pdf .
Contact: Mari Eggers, 406 994-3064, or firstname.lastname@example.org.