The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/Office of Minority Health Research Coordination is now accepting applications for the NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP).  This 10 week residential program is for undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research and disadvantaged backgrounds.  The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease.  Students will be matched with a research mentor at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona.  The program description and on-line application can be found on the NIDDK/OMHRC website at http://dsrtp.niddk.nih.gov.  Should you have any questions regarding the DSRTP please feel free to contact me, see my contact information below.

The NIDDK/OMHRC is also accepting applications for the Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP).  This National program is an 8-10 week program for high school or undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease.  Students will be matched with a research mentor at their choice of research institution when possible.  The program description and on-line application can be found on the http://stepup.niddk.nih.gov.  Should you have any questions regarding the STEP-UP please contact Ms. Delia Housel at Delia.Houseal@nih.gov or 301-443-8415.