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Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTSI) 500 Stars Summer Internship Program

Background
The CTSI 500 Stars Initiative is a ten-year, multi-institutional, comprehensive educational & workforce diversity plan focused on increasing under-represented minority (URM) students in the translational workforce. Their goal is to enroll 500 undergraduate, graduate and high school students over ten years.

Who
High school, undergraduate, graduate students in STEM/health sciences field

When
20-40 hours/week for 7 weeks in the summer (mid June to early August)

Support
Student Stipend

Deadline for Student Applications
March 1

Contact for Questions
ctsi500stars@mcw.edu
Chamia Gary | cgary@mcw.edu (High School)
Memory Bacon | mbacon@mcw.edu (College)

STARS Students & Projects

Alia Ahmed – Racial differences in the prevalence of colorectal cancer in U.S. adults
Mentoring Team: Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Jordan Caminata – Identifying challenges associated with early diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer
Mentoring Team: Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Cionna Dorsey-Satchell – The historical perspective of slavery on the mental health of African Americans
Mentoring Team: Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Britney Lane – Barriers to accessing skilled maternal care in rural East Africa
Mentoring Team: Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH ; Rebekah J. Walker, PhD; Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Eugene Liang – Geographic differences in diet and risk for cardiovascular disease
Mentoring Team: Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Angela McCollum – Sex differences in the risk of depression among African Americans and Hispanics with type 2 diabetes
Mentoring Team: Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Jacob Saltzberg – Impact of socioeconomic status on myocardial infarction rates
Mentoring Team: Rebekah J. Walker, PhD; Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Jamie Oberlander, MBA; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

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Dr. Elaine Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health Research

Dr. Elaine Kohler, a MCW alumnus (Pediatrics Fellowship 1968) and former Associate Professor of Pediatrics (1968-1981) is remembered by her medical colleagues and within the community she served with deep respect for her advocacy in the fields of diabetes, obesity, heavy metal toxicity and mental health. This scholarship fund is for the summer global health research program for medical students who seek to recognize Dr. Kohler’s legacy long after her untimely death in 1981. The fund pays tribute to her life’s local and global health work by providing support for those projects and individuals who carry on her selfless commitment to helping others.

The Dr. Elaine Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health Research encourages talented rising M2's to enter the research field during a 10-week hands-on experience. Students spend five weeks addressing global health disparities locally in Milwaukee and then five weeks internationally. This experience allows students the opportunity to collaborate with faculty to address global health issues such as water, injury prevention, and human molecular genetics. Students will be paired with a faculty member and their global and local partners.

Kohler Students & Projects

Daniel Hanna – Correlates of Hypertension in the Indigenous Kuna Indian Population of Panamá
Mentoring Team: Rebekah J. Walker, PhD; Jennifer A. Campbell, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Allison Neitzel – Dietary Intake in the Indigenous Kuna Indian Population of Panamá
Mentoring Team: Rebekah J. Walker, PhD; Jennifer A. Campbell, MPH; Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

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Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP)

Background
This full-time summer fellowship program, funded by the NIH and philanthropy, is awarded to MCW medical students who wish to gain valuable research experience between their first and second years of medical school. Students are placed on a research team, and their skills are shaped through the guidance of seasoned MCW faculty.

Emphasis
Research

Who
MCW medical school students; summer between M1 and M2

When
40 hours/week for 8, 10, or 11 weeks (late May to early/mid/late August)

Support
Student Stipend

Deadline for Student Applications
December 20 (intent to apply); February 1 (application & proposal)

Contact for Questions
Chamia Gary | cgary@mcw.edu

MSSRP Students & Projects

Chijoke Ikonte – Trends in prevalence of depression and serious psychological distress in United States immigrant and non-immigrant populations, 2010 – 2016
Mentoring Team: Aprill Z. Dawson, MPH; Heather L. Prigmore, MPH; Rebekah J. Walker, PhD; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

Kristina Savage – Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Mortality in Adults with Diabetes: Differences by Gender and Race/Ethnicity
Mentoring Team: Joni S. Williams, MD, MPH; Emma Garacci, MS; Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS

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