Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Norma C. Adragna, Ph.D., Interim Chair

U.S.–Brazil Consortium

Biomedical Training for Underrepresented Minorities

Would you like to study abroad in Brazil? If so, now is your opportunity.

Wright State University is accepting applications from students interested in participating in a biomedical research apprenticeship program in Brazil. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

Students with WSU President Hopkins
Cherissa Rainey and Delawrence Evans went to Porto Alegre to work in labs in the southern tip of Brazil, and Lia Jones studied in Sao Paulo at the famous Heart Hospital (InCor).

To qualify for this program, you must have:

  • United State citizenship or be a permanent resident of the United States;
  • Status as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at one of the U.S. partner schools; and
  • Completed at least one quarter or semester of Portuguese language training (POR 1110: Essentials of Portuguese) or have equivalent proficiency.

Under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Researching epilepsy

Amma Boakye spent three months in Brazil during her sophomore year as part of the program.

The plan is for a group of students to go together to Brazil for a one-semester program (August-November). Students will take courses at the Brazilian university and participate in a research apprenticeship program. Program participants will receive financial support for housing and travel.

Students will pay tuition at their home institutions and receive credit for the courses taken in Brazil. The fellowship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the Brazilian Ministry of Education's Office for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).

The program is cosponsored in the United States by Wright State University and Central State University in Ohio and Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Brazilian partners are Federal University of Minas Gerais, University of São Paulo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and São Judas Tadeu University. The purpose of the program is to train U.S. students in integrative biology and to strengthen interchange of cultural and scientific values to widen the horizons of participants. Emphasis is on increasing diversity in the sciences by including schools with large minority populations as partners.


BSE logo To apply, send an application form (PDF) to:
Catherine Winslow, Assistant Director
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
(937) 775-2463
E-mail: catherine.winslow@wright.edu