Summer Research Program

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MInority Health Disparities Initiative Summer Research Program 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) administers the Minority Health Disparities summer research program. Minority Health Disparities summer research program is an interdisciplinary program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers.

This project takes place under support of a Summer REU grant from the National Science Foundation for research in social network analysis (SNA) and minority health. As part of that program, participating students will learn basic approaches to network science/SNA in order to employ these skills where possible in their summer research projects. SNA instruction will take place during a 2-week intensive class led by Kirk Dombrowski (Professor of Sociology, UNL), scheduled for the first two weeks of the program. Training will be used to enrich the students experience in their partner laboratories during the subsequent 8 weeks. The primary student outcome of this part of the summer research experience will be an introductory facility in social network terminology, visualization, and exploration.

Participating students work with faculty mentors in a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines to support health research.  All projects are on-going, but the work specific to the summer research program will be completed within the 10-week timeframe.  At the conclusion of the program, participants will present their research at the Summer Research Symposium poster session.

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NSF ABSTRACT

Minority Health Disparities NSF Summer Research Program Calendar
June 5 Arrival Day! All day event
June 6 Orientation 1:00-4:00 pm
June 7-17 Social Network Analysis 10:00am-4:00 pm
August 10 Research Symposium 11:30 am
August 11 Departure Day 10:00 am
NSF REU Site: Social Network Analysis for Solving Minority Health Disparities: 1461132
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MInority Health Disparities Initiative Summer Research Program 

 

 





Application Dates

APPLICATION OPENS Sunday, November 15, 2016
PRIORITY DEADLINE Monday, February 1, 2017
DEADLINE Tuesday, March 1, 2017
DECISIONS COMPLETE Friday, April 1, 2017

Program Dates

10-WEEK PROGRAMS
TRAVEL DAY:
ARRIVE IN LINCOLN
Sunday, June 5, 2017
PROGRAM BEGINS Monday, June 6, 2017
PROGRAM ENDS Wednesday, August 10, 2017
TRAVEL DAY:
DEPART FROM LINCOLN
Thursday, August 11, 2017