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Minority International Research Training Grant in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Examples of funded projects...

The MIRT program at Cornell University brings students to the Yutaje field site of the Institute Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas in the Amazon rain forest to collect and screen samples of ethnomedical value for potential as new drugs. Students from Hampton University in Virginia work on similar projects at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. The MIRT students from the University of Michigan participate in studies examining how children's health problems relate to psycho-educational function in Chile, China, Costa Rica, India and South Africa. Students in the University of New Mexico MIRT program perform biochemical studies to determine how nutrition affects a variety of diseases in Northern Nigeria. MIRT students from the University of Pittsburgh are trained in epidemiological methods and participate in studies on diabetes in minority populations at sites in the Caribbean.

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This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.