DESRE 2016 will be held June 6, 2016 – July 15, 2016

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DESRE Applications Due Friday, January 15, 2016 by 5:00pm.

What is DESRE?

DESRE is the Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience, a comprehensive research-training program. Participants in DESRE spend 6 weeks in Southeast Georgia immersed in full-time rural health disparities elimination research and training, with the goal of providing students interested in health sciences the opportunity to:

  1. Engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research
  2. Receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities concerns

The DESRE program is open to both UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students.

Interns Receive

  • Mentoring, training, research experience, and a deeper understanding of health disparities
  • Round-trip transportation
  • 3 hours of course credit*
  • Housing in a Georgia Southern residence hall for the duration of the program at no cost
  • Compensation ($3500 for undergraduates; $4000 for graduate students)

*Please note: interns are responsible for meals, personal items, and 3 hours of tuition/fees at the in-state rate.

For questions regarding the DESRE program, please contact:

The DESRE program is funded through the National Institutes of Health and is hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute at Georgia Southern University. Interns will work with and learn from professors and staff from both Georgia Southern University’s Rural Health Research Institute and Mercer University’s Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities. DESRE is supported by Grant P20MD006901 from the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.






Last updated: 11/5/2015

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