Outreach Scholars

Outreach Scholars

The Mississippi INBRE Outreach Scholars program is a 10-week summer community-based
research program for Mississippi and Louisiana college students.

Dates for the 2020 program
are May 17, 2020 – July 31, 2020.

The deadline to submit
applications for the Outreach Scholars Summer Research Program is December 18, 2019.

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The research activities include:

  • Learning Mississippi’s Nutrition Physical Activity and Health Needs is an effort to work with communities to conduct a needs assessment of Mississippi and Louisiana to capture demographics, access to health care, nutrition and physical activity behaviors, technology and health and social support and self-efficacy for nutrition/physical activity behaviors.
  • Move & Eat 2 Live Program is an intervention that will utilize interventionists trained as health coaches to deliver a nutrition and physical activity program for young to middle aged adult African Americans in South Mississippi.
  • Okla Achukma Project is a project to address diet and physical activity behaviors among Southeastern Native Americans to treat and prevent obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension.

Outreach scholars will complete a ten-week program to gain experience in community-based research. Outreach scholars are expected to be present on the University of Southern Mississippi’s campus approximately 20 hrs/week. At the end of the program, outreach scholars will prepare an abstract and a research poster to present at the Mississippi IDeA Conference in Jackson on July 31, 2020 and at Mississippi Academy of Sciences 85 th Annual Meeting. In addition to a monetary award, housing may be provided on an as needed basis.

To apply for the Outreach Scholars Summer Research Program, please fill out the application by following the link below and send it to Sermin.Aras@usm.edu.

The deadline to submit applications for the Outreach Scholars Summer Research Program is December 18, 2019.

Interviews will occur January-February 2020. Selected outreach scholars will be notified March 2020.

If you have any questions about our student awards, please email us at msinbre@usm.edu.