RISE Programs

Kennedy Krieger Institute is now accepting applications for three programs developed as part of its Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Program. These programs are funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are designed to provide educational opportunities for students.  Students who are members of underrepresented populations (as defined by the federal government, http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ExecutiveOrders.html) are strongly encouraged to apply! 

RISE Programs

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year, and recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. Through this program, university partners from across the nation will offer learning opportunities for these students, both at a local and national level.

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a nine-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in learning more about the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.  Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop leadership skills.

The Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program is an eight-week summer public health leadership and research program that continues student support for five hours per week during the academic year. The PLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and rising junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. PLLUSS Program students will participate in public health research, education on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area.