Dr. Cleopatra Caldwell directs the NIH-funded Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Summer Research Immersion Program in Health Disparities, a research training program for early-stage graduate, pharmacy, and medical students. The purpose of this highly competitive 10-week summer immersion clinical research program is to expose both national and University of Michigan graduate students in Medical School, professional schools and in the social sciences to health disparities research training through mentorship and workshops. The program runs from June – August and trainees are paired with faculty mentors to guide their individualized summer research experience. CRECH trainees have participated in the MICHR summer program in the past.
As leader of the Training/Education Core for the NIH funded Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities at SPH, Dr. Cleopatra Caldwell ensures that graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty from the University of Michigan (UM), Jackson State University (JSU), and the University of Mississippi (UMiss) benefit from available research training and mentoring activities to understand multilevel determinants of minority health and health disparities with a special focus on integrating social and biological factors.
Training undergraduate and graduate students and mentoring doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, and practitioners in injury science are central to the Center’s mission. Dr. Cleopatra Caldwell the Training and Education Core Director of the CDC funded UM Injury Center at the School of Medicine continues the need to focus on vulnerable populations. By exposing trainees to interventions and cutting edge technology to translate science discoveries into real health gains this Core of the Injury Center has developed a strong pipeline of injury trainees/mentees at all stages and throughout the region.
To learn more about our education/training programs or to inquire about training opportunities, please contact Lynda Fuerstnau, CRECH Administrator.