BUILDing SCHOLARS - Research Enrichment Core

Project: Research project

Project Details


NIH funded BUILDing SCHOLARS program (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity: Southwest Consortium of Health- Oriented education Leaders and Research Scholars) The UTEP BUILD grant encompasses a multi-institutional partnership to enhance the pipeline of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the biomedical sciences. ASU will partner with UTEP to coordinate 10- week residential summer undergraduate student research opportunities in the STEM disciplines. Participating academic units include the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Biomedical Informatics, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, and the Biodesign Institute. ASU has a wealth of faculty mentors to host undergraduate students from partner institutions. Community partners include the Banner Health, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Healthcare, Barrow Neurologic Institute, Mountain Park Healthcare and Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. Potential innovative summer programs include the Student Health Outreach for Wellness, an interprofessional clinic for persons who are homeless. SHOW is an interdisciplinary partnership between the three state universities and the Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), with an expected launch date of Fall 2014. The College will also initiateFutureMD@ASU, a pre-medical and prehealth summer residential experience, targeting students from underrepresented communities, with activities that include simulation, nutrition and healthy living and research skills and practice. With this experience, the College strives to heighten awareness of the downtown ASU Phoenix campus and the College of Health Solutions, the collaborations that occur between the universities, the variety of options in health and health care, and the interprofessional nature of health and health care. Essary will oversee the annual ASU summer internship program, match ASU faculty mentors with undergraduate students, monitor student progress, and complete annual reports for the partner university (UTEP). Essary will maintain a database of current mentors with their areas of research, and opportunities for unique summer internship and/or research opportunities.
Effective start/end date7/1/156/30/19


  • HHS: National Institutes of Health (NIH): $290,863.00


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