Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Program (R2D2) is seeking first-year College of Human Medicine student scholars. Opportunity to earn $10,000 and satisfy the College of Human Medicine’s 3rd-year research requirement. Scholars will create a strong transdisciplinary bridge between medicine and public health while investigating the role of race, ethnicity, gender, and implicit/explicit bias in medicine. Apply by December 13, 2020.

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What is the Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Program?

R2D2 is a NIH-funded research education program for students who want to:

  • create a strong transdisciplinary bridge between medicine and public health
  • develop “hands-on” data-based research skills, competencies, and product
  • work to reduce population health disparities and medical inequalities in CVD
  • build a strategy to address the socio-political determinants of population health
  • investigate the role of race, ethnicity, gender, and implicit/explicit bias in medicine

What Do Students Get Out of The R2D2 Program?

What is Required of Students Accepted into The R2D2 Program?

  • A two-year program commitment.
  • A four-week intersession workshop during ECE.
  • A faculty-mentored research project after ECE.

How to Apply. 
First-year College of Human Medicine students can apply online. 
Please note that only students who have completed the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Exam with a score of 32 or above will be able to participate in the Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Program.

Application deadline extended until December 13, 2020.
Five to seven students will be selected into the R2D2 Scholars Program.
Selections communicated to scholars by January 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Meet Several of Our R2D2 Student Scholars.

Meet the Mentors.

Questions? Email CHM.R2D2@msu.edu.


The R2D2 Student Scholar Experience: Q&A with Dr. Mieka Smart and Dr. Edwards-Johnson


Mentoring R2D2 Scholars in Research: Q&A with Dr. Mieka Smart and Dr. Lucas


Q&A with Dr. Mieka Smart and Victoria Bright, Current R2D2 Scholar


Meet the R2D2 Team 
      
Mieka Smart, DrPH, Program Director
Todd Lucas PhD, Program Director
Wayne McCullough, PhD, Communications Director               
Mark Trottier, PhD, Program Evaluator                              
Megan Mulheron, Program Assistant                          
Abe Wheeler, MLIS, MTS, Health Information Scientist            
Chana Kraus-Friedberg, PhD, MLS, Health Information Scientist   
       

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