Georgia Southern University

DESRE

What is Desre?

DESRE is the Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience, a comprehensive research training program. Participants in DESRE spend 6 weeks 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.

Program Duration: June 9, 2014 – July 18, 2014

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

Benefits

  • Interns receive:
    • Mentoring, training, research experience, and a deeper understanding of health disparities.
    • Stipend, airfare, and transportation to Georgia Southern University.
    • Course credit (in-state tuition charges apply). 

Housing

  • Interns are housed in the Georgia Southern University residence hall for the duration of the program at no cost.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014

For questions regarding the DESRE program, please contact:
Dr. Janie Wilson – DESRE Program Coordinator – jhwilson@georgiasouthern.edu

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The program is funded through the National Institutes of Health and is hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute at Georgia Southern University. Students 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.
Rural Health Research Institute • P.O. Box 8028 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7254 • rhri@georgiasouthern.edu