NNMC: Demetria Clichee Selected For 10-week Undergraduate Research Experience

Northern New Mexico College student Demetria Clichee. Courtesy photo

NNMC News:
Northern New Mexico College student Demetria Clichee is selected for the 10-week undergraduate research experience with: Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure To Research. Courtesy photo
About the BLAISER
Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) is strongly committed to attract students that represent the diverse population to biomedical research, expose them and make them sensitive to the Health Disparities in Southern of Arizona and the border region.
This cutting edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA Health Sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research.
This program is held annually in the summer to allow students the opportunity to immerse themselves on campus at the University of Arizona Health Sciences – the next program runs June 5 to Aug. 8. The inaugural class consisted of fifteen students in 2015. In 2016, 19 students participated. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted annually.

Program Highlights

  • Mentorship by a UA biomedical researcher or medical scientist working on translational research
  • Master the medical and graduate application process
  • Learn about minority health disparities
  • Participation in workshops on GRE and MCAT in order to make students more competitive
  • Travel to Nogales AZ and Nogales Mexico (passport will be required to travel to Mexico) in order to learn about health disparity issues in the border region.
  • Create and present a research poster
  • Share experiences with students that are pursuing similar goals and objectives
  • Present research at the UA Summer Research Conference
Student Eligibility
  • Current Junior status or beyond
  • Cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans, populations that are underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences
  • Currently majoring in: biology, chemistry, physiology, microbiology, engineering, computer sciences and similar fields
Program Benefits
  • $3,000 stipend
  • On campus housing for non-UA students, paid by the program
  • Six units upper division graded undergraduate research
  • Professional MCAT and GRE preparation program
  • Gain Hands-on experience conducting research