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REU: Minority Health Disparities at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Agency: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Due Date: March 1, 2018
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 5,000.00
Description: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) administers the Minority Health Disparities REU, which is an interdisciplinary program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. This project takes place under support of a Summer REU grant from the National Science Foundation for research in social network analysis (SNA) and minority health. As part of that program, participating students will learn basic approaches to network science/SNA in order to employ these skills where possible in their summer research projects. SNA instruction will take place during a 2-week intensive class led by Kirk Dombrowski (Professor of Sociology, UNL), scheduled for the first two weeks of the program. Training will be used to enrich the students experience in their partner laboratories during the subsequent 8 weeks. The primary student outcome of this part of the summer research experience will be an introductory facility in social network terminology, visualization, and exploration.


Contact Information
Contact: Kim Gocchi Carrasco
Phone: 402-472-5976
Email: kstarlin2@unl.edu
Web Site: http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/health


Keywords
Biology, Food Science, Health Related Research