The T37 Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT), directed by Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation, provides health disparities research training experiences to minority and other underrepresented students and trainees at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels in order to prepare and enhance the next generation of scientists committed to research for improving minority health and reducing health disparities.
Trainees can focus their research and skill development in any aspect of interest that advances health equity, including but not limited to basic, translational, clinical, and population science. Research theme areas can include women’s health, cancer, health care quality and patient-centered outcomes (PCOR), chronic diseases, global health, mental health, etc.
This full-time training program is available for the following trainee levels:
- Post-baccalaureate (individuals with a bachelor’s degree; can include people with or working toward a master's degree)
- Predoctoral Scholars
- Postdoctoral Scholars
Visit the NU-MHRT website to learn more about program eligibility, duration, anticipated deliverables, monthly stipends, exclusions, and application requirements for each of these trainee levels.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or permanent residents to be eligible.