The Institute in partnership with UMCP's School of Public Health received a 5 year NIH grant in 2010 entitled, "Climbing Up and Reaching Back": Mentoring Support for Research Careers in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. CURB seeks to increase biomedical and behavioral researchers (BBR) from minority and underserved communities. The project aims to:
- examine the characteristics of high achieving high school students that pursue BBR, and
- assess whether the "Climbing Up and Reaching Back (CURB)" mentoring model facilitates attitudes and self-efficacy for BBR.
This year students participating in CURB are asked to develop a research paper focused on one of four public health areas of interest. Students will then present their papers to Prince George’s County Public Health Department in a competition on April 18th. One student from each focus area will be selected for having the best paper and receive 100 dollars.
Timeline of Events
February 1st - March 29th - Student Internships
March 31st - Research Papers Due
April 18th - Student Presentations
April 27th - Evaluation Day
CURB, project number 1R01GM094574-01, is funded through NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences.