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Featured Research Opportunities

The UHAND (University of Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center) Program combines community outreach and cutting-edge research to develop solutions to reduce the risk of cancer in minority communities. UHAND is committed to prevention efforts that reduce social and physical cancer risk factors. The UHAND Program provides UH undergraduate and graduate students an educational, community engagement, and research experience that includes 1) specialized training health disparities 2) professional and leadership development and 3) research experience with experts in cancer disparities.

The UHAND Program is currently accepting applications from UH undergraduate and graduate students.  The deadline to submit the application and supplementary materials (recommendation letters, personal statements, etc.) is Monday, February 10, 2020. Apply at:

Cancer Research Education Program at UH and Baylor College of Medicine: Are you interested in Cancer Health Disparity Research? Would you like to participate in a Cancer Drug Discovery/ Development Laboratory Research to tackle cancers with disparity? Would you like to learn about various Career Opportunities in Cancer Research and cancer health disparity research? Cancer affects all ethnic populations in the United States. But certain groups have disproportionate risk of incidence or death from cancer compared with other groups. Students interested in these questions are encouraged to send a brief description of your interest in any of the above areas (indicate all that are applicable) with your CV to Ms. Rontavia Sanders at This opportunity is a joint program sponsored by the University of Houston College of Pharmacy-Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Eye to the Future - Developing the Next Generation of Childhood Obesity Prevention Educators: The Eye to the Future internship for UH students seeks to develop the next generation of childhood obesity educators. The internship will a) teach entry-level skills to develop, deliver and evaluate a healthy lifestyle program and b) provide professional development training for careers in nutrition, obesity and public health. Students will receive a $3,500 stipend, faculty mentorship and career and professional development. See the program flyer for more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. Link to online application.

Paid Research Assistant Opportunity--Seeking Fluent Vietnamese and Urdu Speakers: Dr. Suzanne Pritzker at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work is looking for students who are fluent in Vietnamese or Urdu to provide occasional paid, part-time language assistance over the summer for a research project focused on community engagement. Students would assist with translating consent forms and flyers, facilitating or taking notes during focus groups held in the selected language, and transcribing and translating focus group content into English. UH human subjects research certification is a requirement. If this is something you might be interested in, please contact Dr. Suzanne Pritzker at