Our Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE-UP) program provides public health training opportunities for undergraduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Our goal is to encourage and support underrepresented students to pursue graduate degrees.
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Training takes place at one of three locations:
Kennedy Krieger Institute, with assistance from Johns Hopkins University
University of Southern California, with assistance from California State University Los Angeles and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
The University of South Dakota, with assistance from the Sanford School of Medicine
Leadership and Policy: Students work with industry professionals to create and evaluate health care and disability legislation, regulations and practice guidelines.
Research: Students work with research mentors on public health, prevention, treatment and epidemiological studies. Students receive training in community-based participatory research, which engages under-served communities.
Our program allows students to select one or more of the three training tracks that best meet their needs. They will work with experts and meet other students with similar career interests. They will also:
Program participants will receive a paid stipend, including transportation and housing.