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Native American Research Internship

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University of Utah
Native American Research Internship
May 30 - August 4, 2017

Who can apply?
1. American Indian/Alaska Native Undergraduates:
Juniors
Seniors
2. American Indian/Alaska Native Junior and Senior students from ALL undergraduate majors
For more information contact:

Scott H. Willie
Native American Research Internship
Program Coordinator
801-213-4116
scott.willie@hsc.utah.edu

NARI is a:

10 week paid summer internship for American Indian/Alaska Native students interested in Health Science and Biomedical research.

Funded by the:
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Scheduled for May 30-August 4, 2017
NARI Intern quotes:

“More than enlarging an AMCAS application, more than money, even more important than the networking this program has provided, is the great job it has done in fostering and strengthening our self-identity as future physicians. No matter what we face in the future, as long as we never forget that, we can never give up. The fires ignited here can bring light to our tribes for generations.”
-2011 NARI Intern and Current Medical Student

What does NARI offer?
Professional and Academic Development:
NARI Interns will:
NARI Scientific/Research Posters:
Learn how to:
Attend a national Native American health/research conference.
Be placed in a laboratory OR clinical setting to conduct innovative, hands on research using world- class University of Utah facilities and resources.
Additional unique
features of NARI:
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Focus & Goal of NARI

Focus is to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory OR clinically based research experience working alongside highly esteemed research faculty at the University of Utah.

Goal is to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American undergraduate students interested in Health Science and Biomedical careers.
Be paired with highly esteemed University of Utah research mentors to help assist with their research studies.
Participate in an approximate total of 40 hours per week of internship activities, including:

About 30 hours per week of research related activity.

About 10 hours per week of academic/professional development.
Also be paired with accomplished Native American and Indigenous cultural mentors from the University of Utah.
Network and connect with Native American science and research communities.
Other opportunities:

Physician Mentoring experience at a physician's clinical practice.

Engage with the local Native American community.

Learn how to create a scientific poster and present your research.
NARI interns receive compensation for participating.

Students are provided housing on University of Utah campus.

Travel costs (up to $200 each way) to and from the internship will be provided.
Summer 2 option:

Eligible NARI interns are encouraged to re-apply for a second summer.

Summer 2 students can also take U of U classes, receive graduate school preparation services, and individualize their experience.
Application Deadline February 8, 2017

Completed Application includes:
Completed NARI application
Copy of current official transcript
1-page personal statement
1-letter of recommendation
Update records of immunization if plan on doing the physician mentorship program (shadowing)

*Completing at least 1 undergraduate science laboratory course prior to applying is highly recommended.

Thank you for your interest in the Native American Research Internship at the University of Utah.
Thank you to the sponsors of the Native American Research Internship:
Ted-2011 & 2012 NARI Intern
Nic
Kolenya-2011 & 2012 NARI Intern
Dr.Nikki Mihalopoulos
2011-2013 NARI Research Mentor
Dr. Lillian Tom-Orme
2011 - 2015 NARI Cultural Mentor
Danner - 2013 & 2014 NARI Intern
2011 SACNAS National Conference
Kolenya - 2011 & 2012 NARI Intern
Danielle presenting at 2011
SACNAS
conference
Kolenya was awarded "Best Health" presentation at 2011 SACNAS conference
Applications found on the NARI website: http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/research_education/native_american/index.php
2012 Native Research Network National Conference
Dr. Ivor Benjamin-2012 Research Mentor
Scott-2012-2014 NARI Intern
Katie-2012 Research Mentor
NARI at The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
NARI at The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
2012 NARI Poster Session
Tashina Alex Goldie Matt
Dr. Don McClain
2012-2013
NARI Research Mentor
NARI received a 2012 Beacons of Excellence award by the University of Utah for providing a "transformational" undergraduate experience.








View a short video http://advising.utah.edu/beacons-of-excellence/native-american-research-internship.php

2012 NARI Interns
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Native Research Network (NRN)
Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
AAIP's Pre-Admissions Workshop (PAW)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Graduate Horizons (GH)
Interns participate in Native American national
conferences such as:
Prepare for graduate or medical school

Create/improve your resume or CV

Create/improve your personal statement

Write and submit a research abstract to a national conference
Steven at 2012 SACNAS conference
Charlie presenting at 2012 SACNAS poster session
NARI poster

presenters at 2012 SACNAS
.
Charlie answering questions about his research presentation
Shay - 2011 & 2012 NARI Intern
at 2012 SACNAS
2012 NARI Interns and Research Mentors
NARI Intern quotes:

“I have learned so much during this internship. Looking back, it is amazing to reflect on all the things we’ve done this summer. We’ve given presentations, made posters, submitted abstracts, but we’ve also made NEW friendships and formed NEW bonds. The challenges this program has to offer, at first seem daunting and intimidating, but in the end, it truly allows you to grow as a person and therefore grow in career goals. I truly appreciate all the work that was put into this program and the genuine kindness that was shown to us.”-2012 NARI Intern
NARI Intern quotes:

“This internship sets Native American students up for success and strengthens work-ethic, drive, and knowledge of Native American health. It represents the best from Native America and makes me proud.”-2012 NARI Intern

“The internship is something that I will never forget. It has surpassed any expectations that I had and has taught me so much about research, medicine, and culture while allowing me to have fun and experience it all.”-2012 NARI Intern
2013 NARI Interns
Check out the NARI Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/NARIUOFU

What is NARI?
Lesley-2012 & 2013
NARI Intern
Dr. Raquel Vargas-Whale
NARI Cultural Mentor
Steven 2012-2013 NARI Intern
Dr. Judi Simcox
2012-2013
NARI Research Mentor
SACNAS POSTER SESSIONS
NARI Poster Presenters
NARI is an award winning program
NARI received a 2013 Equity and Diversity Award
for it's leadership and continuing commitment to enhance diversity throughout the U of U campus.

http://archive.unews.utah.edu/news_releases/us-equity-and-diversity-awards-recognize-leadership-and-commitment-for-18th-year/
Monique
Joel
Chantel
2013 NARI
Poster Session
Shay
Cynthia
Danielle
Kolenya
NARI Outcomes and Retention
74 Research placements since 2010
70% have received a Bachelor Degree
9 have been accepted to Medical School
6 have received a Masters Degree
8 are accepted/enrolled in a Graduate Health Science Program
All others are continuing their education and intend to apply to Medical and/or Graduate Programs
2013 SACNAS Poster Presenters
Joel
Danner
Sam
Monique
Alex
Wallita
Danielle
Jaymus
2013 SACNAS Poster Presenters
Iris
Nic
Scott
Lesley
Charlie
Steven
Orlando
Chantel
Kali
Clint-2013 NARI Intern
Dr. Julie Shakib 2012-2013 Research Mentor
Wallita-2013 & 2014 NARI Intern
Dr. Otakuye Conroy-Ben
2013 NARI Cultural Mentor
& 2014 Research Mentor
Steven-2012 & 2013 NARI Intern
2014 NARI Interns
2015 NARI Interns with Dr. Maija Holsti
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