The Center for Health Disparities Research at the Medical University of South Carolina is focused on eliminating racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and rural/urban disparities in health.
through excellence in all phases of our work and continually improving our programs and practices based on new knowledge.
to communities through development of health interventions that are effective and practical in the real world.
MUSC's Short Term Research Training for Health Professional Students is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and was developed so medical students and students in other health professions can participate in research that falls within the broad spectrum of the NIDDK mission areas. These areas include diabetes, metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders, as well as the biology and pathophysiology of kidney, digestive, urologic and hematologic diseases.
The program is structured so students can participate for 10-12 weeks on a research project under the supervision of an established investigator. There will be a set of structured enrichment activities that will expose students to a diverse array of expertise, strategies, technologies and questions that underlie many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
The Principal Investigator is Dr. Leonard Egede, Allen H. Johnson Endowed Chair, Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research.