MHIRT Grant Renewed for Five Years

The National Institutes of Health have renewed CBU’s Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) grant for five years. The grant funding of $1.3 million extends the MHIRT program through 2019. MHIRT is an innovative science and research initiative that provides funded summer research opportunities for students in basic science, public health education and qualitative projects in Brazil and Uganda. CBU’s program has been funded by NIH for 15 continuous years, and the successful renewal is largely due to efforts by program co-directors Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald and Julia Hanebrink, pictured above at far left and right respectively.

Participants in the 2014 MHIRT projects presented the results from their summer international research experiences on September 27.

Participants in the 2014 MHIRT projects presented the results from their summer international research experiences on September 27. Participants in the 2014 MHIRT projects presented the results from their summer international research experiences on September 27. (l-r): Malinda Fitzgerald (co-director), Felecia Malone (U of M), Alexandra Boss (Rhodes), Hope Npimnee (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln), Susannah Acuff (Uganda site supervisor), Victoria Honnell (Rhodes), Daryl Stephens (CBU), Amaka Dike (Meharry Medical College), Ana Solorio (Washington University-STL), Josh Cortis (Truman State University), Adriana Martinez-Lopez (Rhodes), Elizabeth Walker (Rhodes), Teera Crawford (UTHSC), and Julia Hanebrink (co-director). Not pictured are Jayanni Webster (Program Coordinator) and Franklyn Rocha Cabrero (Univ. of Illinois-Urbana College of Medicine).