program overview

Program Overview


Elizabeth City State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (E-MHIRT) Program funded by National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.

E-MHIRT provides opportunities for undergraduate students from US disparities populations to conduct research in (i) drug discovery to combat such health disparity diseases as prostate cancer diabetes and (ii) psycho socio behavioral research to identify risk factors for type II diabetes. The E-MHIRT program is designed to provide training in biomedical/behavioral research on diseases that disproportionately affects minorities in the USA. Ten students from health disparities population are selected to spend 10 weeks at the foreign sites in South Africa under the tutelage of prominent US and foreign mentors. Upon their return these students present papers at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and other scientific meetings. The goal is to increase the numbers of minorities pursuing careers that promote minority health and eliminate health disparities. The program is funded between 2005-2014.

Sponsored by: NCMHD