Multicultural and Community Affairs

HS-MACA/CPHHE Summer Research Institute

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.



We offer 3 different programs:

  • Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program, click here for details and application
  • High School Community Research Program, click here for details and application
  • High School Project SEED Program, click here for details and application
Benefits of the Summer Research Institute Important Program Dates
Hands on research experience Application Opening: December 01, 2016
Active mentorship from professors/site mentors Application Closing: April 01, 2017
Increased knowledge of health disparities Interview Process: April 2017
Featured in weekly newsletter Program Selection: May 1, 2017
Presentation/Public speaking preparation and experience Program Begins: June 12, 2017
Group career and social enhancement Colloquium (Presentations) Date: August 04, 2017
Monetary Stipend Program Ends: August 04, 2017