Welcome UM STAR & UM ADAPT students!
This summer SPH, again, welcomed our Summer Training Research (UM STAR) & Diversity and Professional Development (ADAPT) Program students! They kicked off with an introduction by Dean Lushniak along with fun team-building activities on the REC Well ropes course.
The University of Maryland School of Public Health Summer Training and Research (STAR) program is designed to provide traditionally under-represented and disadvantaged undergraduate students with two consecutive summers of a 10-week research training and career development program to enhance their potential to apply for and complete PhD degrees in biomedical and behavioral science relevant to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. To be eligible for this program you can be an undergraduate student at any university or you can be from the University of Maryland College Park. If you are from the University of Maryland, College Park, you are also eligible for our similar UM ADAPT Program. UM STAR has been funded for the past seven years by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over 40 UM STAR trainees have completed the program to date and the program enrolls six-eight new trainees every summer.
The University of Maryland School of Public Health Aging Diversity and Professional Development (UM ADAPT) program provides underrepresented or disadvantaged University of Maryland College Park undergraduates with two years of research, ethics, and career development training. To be eligible for this program, you must be an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland College Park.