Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Cancer and Health Disparities Internship

2013 Cancer and Health Disparities Summer Interns

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Front row (L to R): Oscar Martinez Armenta, Linda Peris Kerandi, Hawi Teizazu, Blanca Moreno
Back row (L to R): Newtang Xiong, Abiola Abu-Bakr, Claire McGlave, Kevin O’Donnell

Eight undergraduate students have been selected to conduct summer research internships in the Masonic Cancer Center's Cancer and Health Disparities Summer Internship Program. Funding from the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research allows undergraduate students from minority and underserved communities in Minnesota to participate in a 8-week program of mentored research with faculty in a wide variety of cancer and health disparities related disciplines. The program is also made possible with support from the Hoffman Foundation at Bates College and the Multicultural Student Research Opportunity Program at the University of Minnesota.

Students and their mentors are as follows:

  • Oscar Martinez Armenta, Augsburg College: Michele Allen, M.D., M.S., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Linda Peris Kerandi, University of Minnesota - Kola Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Hawi Teizazu, University of Minnesota - Kola Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Blanca Moreno, University of Minnesota – Susie Nanney, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Newtang Xiong, University of Minnesota – Michele Allen, M.D., M.S., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Abiola Abu-Bakr, University of Minnesota – Michele Allen, M.D., M.S., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Claire McGlave, Bates College – Kola Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Kevin O’Donnell, University of Minnesota – Janet Thomas, Ph.D., L.P., Department of Medicine

Upon completion of their internship, the students will present discuss their research at a poster presentation session on Friday, August 9, 2013, 12-1 p.m., 717 Delaware St., Room 105.
 

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