November 22, 2017

Insight into Diversity magazine profiled the SPH Summer Research and Training (UM STAR) program, a National Institutes of Health-funded program that provides minority and first-generation undergraduate students with two consecutive summers of research, professional development, and social support.

“One of our primary purposes is to show these students some of the professional opportunities that are out there that aren’t available at their home institutions,” UM Star program director and SPH kinesiology Professor James Hagberg says in the article. “When we get 1,200 applicants a year and can only accept eight to 10, one of the things we’re going to look for is where a student is coming from and if this program can help broaden their horizons.”

 

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