The Ohio State University Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) invites applications for the Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program. The 11-week program takes place from Monday, May 13 – Friday, July 26, 2013 in Columbus, OH. The intent of this program is to offer students experience in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to better understand health disparities. Interns will be matched with a researcher and participate in ongoing Center projects. A stipend will be provided to interns who work the required 40 hours per week. Up to six internships will be awarded.
The objectives of this internship program are to…
- Gain insights into the issues related to cancer prevention and control among Appalachian populations
- Increase knowledge of health disparities
- Obtain hands-on mentored research experience
- Become proficient in presenting scientific concepts to peers and mentors
The following topics are being examined through Center projects:
- Genetic contributions to invasive cervical cancer
- Influence of social networks on smoking behaviors
- Biological effects of stress on immunity to HPV
- Effects of a multi-level intervention on uptake of the HPV vaccine
Interns will be expected to participate in research project activities and other program-related activities approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week during the 11-week period. Students must be able to commit to the entire period in order to participate. In addition, interns will be expected to work on an independent research project. The following activities will be required of interns:
- Journal Club attendance
> Interns will attend a weekly journal club and participate in discussions of articles.
> Interns will participate in workshops offered through the Training and Career Development Program.
- Research Proposal
> Interns, together with their mentor, will develop an independent research project to be completed by the end of the internship.
- Presentation of Research Project
> Interns will present the results of their independent study prior to the end of internship.