A School-Based Intervention to Increase African-Americans and Latinos in Health Professions

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: October 1, 2008
Project End Date: June 30, 2009
Original Award Amount: $50,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $46,363*

Project Goal Statement: Little is known regarding effective interventions for increasing the numbers of Latino and African-American (AA) health professionals; we hypothesize that AA and Latino middle school students' interest in the health professions will increase following a school-based intervention.

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  Community Partner:

Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee Public Schools

  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: John Meurer, MD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Tarik Walker, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
  • Laura Cassidy, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
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  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

None reported.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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