The ASU-MHIRT Program accepts applications

The ASU-MHIRT Program accepts applications

Want to travel to India and receive biomedical training in the most prominent research institutions of the country? The Department of Biological Sciences invites raising juniors, seniors and graduate students to apply to the Minority Health International Research Training Program (ASU-MHIRT). The biomedical research training program will be offered from June 2 to August 8, 2012, and will include training at St. John’s medical college and hospitals, St. John’s Research Institute, Physiology and Neurotoxicology, at Andhra University, and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Andhra University.

The benefits of the program include all travel expenses paid from Jackson, Mississippi, to and from India, fee for US passport, visa, and all other travel documents; a $4,650 stipend plus living expenses in India (graduate students stipend $5,300), and all expenses will be paid to travel to San Jose, California, to present research findings at the National Biomedical Research Conference (ABRCMS).

Since 2001, 97 ASU students have participated in MHIRT and acquired invaluable academic and cultural experience, which not only enriched their lives but also increased their chances of entering graduate programs of their choice and developing professional careers.

The deadline for applications is March 2, 2012.

For more information, contact Dr. Bettaiya Rajanna, Department of Biology, MASC, room 322, 601.877.5459; Corvet McNeal, Department of Biology, MASC, room 313, 601.877.6235; or Sharada Rajanna, Department of Math & Computer Sciences, MASC, room 122, 601-877-3935.