Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, Academic Enrichment, Health Disparities


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ Short-term Educator Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) provides undergraduate students an opportunity to spend 10 weeks at a university of their choice working with faculty on research projects. Students can work in such areas as diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic diseases.


Students from racial and ethnic minorities or disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. High school students who have completed the eleventh grade, Undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at an accredited institution, U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or legal permanent residents.

Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.

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Coordinator of Research Training Programs
Mary Bramley
Center On Health Disparities, 1000 E. Marshall St. Room 202
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: 804- 827-0719
Fax: 804- 628-9961