Summer Research Institute

research opportunities for high school and college students.

The HS-MACA/CPHHE Summer Research Institute at Creighton University introduces high school students and college students to research and prepares them for careers in the health sciences through biomedical research and community-based research. Students are paired with either an university faculty member who involves the student in an ongoing research project or with a community organization where the student will design and conduct community-based participatory research along with the site manager. The program concludes with a colloquium (oral and poster presentations) of their experiments. The purpose of the HS-MACA/CPHHE Summer Research Institute is to promote diversity in research and to build knowledge on research regarding various health disparities.

    Benefits

    • Hands-on research experience
    • Active mentorship from professors/site mentors
    • Increased knowledge of health disparities
    • Featured in weekly newsletter
    • Presentation and public speaking preparation and experience
    • Group career and social enhancement
    • Monetary Stipend

    Programs

    Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program

    The HS-MACA/CPHHE Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program enhances college science education and increases the number of underrepresented minority students who are interested and qualified to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences through conducting kinesthetic laboratory research in various biomedical fields.  Students are paired with Creighton University faculty and researchers to conduct ongoing research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

    Program Description

    • Program Duration: Eight (8) weeks
    • Program Timeline: June 12, 2017 - August 4, 2017
    • Monetary Stipend: $1,750
    • Continuous Education: Six (6) Friday Health Disparities Training Sessions
    • Presentation: Colloquium (Oral and Poster Presentations) on August 4, 2017
    • Career Field/Social Outings: Catholic Health Initiatives Hospital Tour, College World Series Home Run Derby, Mid Program Dinner, Omaha Jazz on the Green, and Juneteenth Parade
    • Mentor Research Focus Areas: Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Public Health
       

    Eligibility

    Students are required to have the following qualifications to participate:                          

    • A student must have a 3.0 or better grade average
    • Sophomore, Junior, Senior college academic standing at time of application
    •  Copy of college academic transcripts (unofficial or official)
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Living arrangement within the Omaha area for program duration - no accommodations are provided.
       

    Apply

     

     

    Please email all requested materials to the “Creighton SRI Selection Committee” at cphhe [at] creighton [dot] edu or by mail.

    High School Community Research Program

    The HS-MACA/CPHHE High School Community Research Program provides enrichment to underrepresented minority high school students; generates hands-on community-based research; and encourages community organizations to participate in research in the area of health disparities. Students work alongside the site mentor to learn about issues in neighborhoods through community-based participatory research practices. Student research includes: developing surveys, examining data, community mapping and conducting interviews that result in policy recommendations.

    Program Description

    • Program Duration: Six (6) weeks
    • Program Timeline: June 12, 2017 - July 21, 2017
    • Monetary Stipend: $1,200
    • Continuous Education: Six (6) Friday Health Disparities Training Sessions
    • Presentation: Colloquium (Oral and Poster Presentations) on August 4, 2017
    • Career Field/Social Outings: Catholic Health Initiatives Hospital Tour, College World Series Home Run Derby, Mid Program Dinner, Omaha Jazz on the Green, and Juneteenth Parade
    • Previous Community Organizations: Urban League of Nebraska, Douglas County Health Department, Heartland Hope Mission, Intercultural Senior Center, Center for Holistic Development Inc., North Omaha Area Health, and the Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality
       

    Eligibility

    • Must have a 3.0 or better grade point average
    • Sophomore, Junior or Senior academic standing at time of application
    • Copy of academic transcripts (unofficial or official)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Living arrangements within the Omaha area for program duration *No housing accommodation is provided*
       

    Apply for the high school community research program                                                   

     

     

    Please email all requested materials to the “Creighton SRI Selection Committee” at cphhe [at] creighton [dot] edu or by mail.

     

    High School Project SEED Program

    ACSProject SEED is a national program administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and partnering institutions and chemistry based companies. Project SEED places economically disadvantaged high school students in academic, industrial, and governmental research laboratories for eight weeks during the summer that allows students to discover the world of chemistry. Students will be matched with a Creighton University faculty research and where they will explore chemistry in an academic research lab in an atmosphere of undergraduate researchers. HS-MACA and CPHHE are partners with the American Chemical Society for the Project SEED program.

    *If you are not eligible for Project SEED, your application will automatically be forwarded for consideration in the High School Community Program*

    Program Description

    • Program Duration: Eight (8) weeks
    • Program Timeline: June 12, 2017 - August 4, 2017
    • Monetary Stipend: $2,500 (funded by the American Chemical Society)
    • Continuous Education: Six (6) Friday Health Disparities Training Sessions
    • Presentation: Colloquium (Oral and Poster Presentations) on August 4, 2017
    • Career Field/Social Outings: Catholic Health Initiatives Hospital Tour, College World Series Home Run Derby, Mid Program Dinner, Omaha Jazz on the Green, and Juneteenth Parade
       

    Qualifications and Eligibility

    • Student must be recognized as economically disadvantaged. Preference will be given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size.
    • Student’s guardian/family must submit a proof of income (IRS 1040) form for application to be accepted.
    • Student must be a rising Junior or Senior in school (sophomore or junior at time of application)
    • Student must have completed at least one year of introductory high school chemistry course.
    • Student must have at least a 3.0 or better grade point average
    • Copy of academic transcript (unofficial or official)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Living arrangements within the Omaha area for program duration *No living accommodation is provided*
       

    Apply for the high school community research program

     

     

    Please email all requested materials to the “Creighton SRI Selection Committee” at cphhe [at] creighton [dot] edu or by mail.

    Schedules

    Undergraduate Biomedical 

    • Applications Open: October 23, 2017
    • Application Closing Date: February 2, 2018
    • Notice of Interview: February 28, 2018
    • Interviews: March 5, 2018 – March 16, 2018
    • Acceptance Notice: April 9, 2018
    • SRI Program Begins: June 11, 2018
    • SRI Colloquium and End: August 3, 2018

    Project SEED and High School Community Program

    • Applications Open: October 23, 2017
    • Application Closing Date: March 2, 2018
    • Notice of Interview: March 9, 2018
    • Interviews: March 19, 2018 – March 30, 2018
    • Acceptance Notice: April 16, 2018
    • SRI Program Begins: June 11, 2018
    • SRI Colloquium and Program End: August 3, 2018