The purpose of the Jackson Heart Study Training and Education Center is to train minority students, especially African Americans to carry out medical research studies like the Jackson Heart Study.
The specific goals of the Undergraduate Training and Education Center are to:
Create a pool of well-trained high school students who, upon entering college, can successfully complete undergraduate, and graduate or professional degrees in the health professions and public health
Introduce a program of college courses to prepare the students to pursue advanced studies toward public health and epidemiology
Involve the students in hands-on experiences to create interest in public health careers
Provide basic epidemiology backgrounds for health care professionals
The SLAM program’s goal is to provide a large pool of well-trained high school students who, upon entering college, can successfully complete the curriculum requirements at an undergraduate college and have the necessary background and interest to pursue careers related to cardiovascular disease. Tougaloo College’s summer workshops are designed to provide excellent preparation for success in higher studies and to pursue advanced degrees in health professions.
To learn more about SLAM or to apply for the SLAM Program, please visit our SLAM webpage: https://www.tougaloo.edu/academics/programs/slam-workshops
Add the following paragraph: The Scholars Program provides undergraduate students at Tougaloo College with opportunities to learn about careers in public health and other health disciplines. The Scholars Program provides students with intensive reading and math prep so that they are more prepared for graduate and professional school entrance exams, such as the MCAT and GRE. Scholars also conduct research and participate in hands-on training under the mentorship of experienced researchers. Students who meet the requirements of the Scholars Program also earn a monthly stipend. Jackson Heart Study Scholars application
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Wendy White, Ph.D.
Asoka Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Senior Office Manager
Senior Tracking Manager
Kisa Harris, MPH
Amel Mohamed, MPH
Jackson Heart Study
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174