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Morehouse College Seeking Mentors for Project IMHOTEP

September 4, 2013

Originally published on Feb. 25, 2013

Morehouse College is seeking mentors for Project IMHOTEP, an undergraduate training program in public health. Its goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students entering into graduate programs and ultimately careers in public health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic coursework and information necessary to complete the program. During the remaining eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at various public health agencies. At the conclusion of the program, the interns deliver an oral presentation and submit a written manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal.

Interns will be placed in public health agencies June 3 to July 30 for 40 hours per week. All costs are paid for by Morehouse College. The program has proven successful with 68 percent of past interns working as public health practitioners in various public health sectors. If you are interested in being a mentor or would like more information, please contact L'laina Rash at ltrash@dhr.state.ga.us or 404-463-2643 by March 1. 

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