MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE MH RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION (Applicant's abstract): In accordance with the national goats
of HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000, Project L/EARN targets members of ethnic and
cultural groups traditionally under represented in mental health related
graduate programs, with the Intent of increasing the number of minority
researchers in the mental health field. Project L/EARN is a program of the
multi-disciplinary Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging
Research at Rutgers University. This program provides scientific training,
experience and guidance to make undergraduate members of under represented
groups stronger candidates for admission to relevant graduate programs in
mental health research.

The summer training component of Project L/EARN consists of a
highly-structured twelve-week experience. During the first nine weeks, the
program provides six hours of daily instruction in the principles of
scientific inquiry including study design, methods of data collection,
techniques of data management and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of
statistical package programming. Faculty volunteer time to Project L/EARN,
providing guest lectures on a broad range of research issues, and serving as
mentors. Each intern undertakes an independent research project under the
guidance of their faculty mentor, and reading assignments provide a broad
foundation in current health and mental health research. The student
seminar series provides the opportunity for the interns to present their
research projects, demonstrating the integration of the statistical,
analytical and substantive issues. Apprenticeships the last month provide
an opportunity to contribute to the mentor's research agenda.

This proposal includes a request for support to extend the summer training
component of this targeted training program to national applicants from
under represented groups who are interested in mental health research.

Project L/EARN has been extremely successful in integrating its trainees
into active research during the academic year and requests funds to support
and expand this facet to include additional training/research experiences at
other Universities, research facilities and professional conferences.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/15/986/30/09

Funding

  • National Institute of Mental Health: $178,375.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $171,137.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $135,694.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $186,005.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $127,904.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $131,740.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $179,391.00
  • National Institute of Mental Health: $167,152.00

ASJC

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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