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Research Assistantship Participants 2011-2012
Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC)
COPC is a National Institute of Health(NIH) supported endowment program to increase student involvement in public health research, increase students' health disparity knowledge, strengthen tutoring in medical school, and increase the medical students' involvement in health disparity research.
Our mission is to increase the number of health professionals who are committed to addressing health disparities through their research and service in medically underserved communities.
Our mission supports the core values of Creighton University emphasizing service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity. It also supports the goals of Healthy People 2010 to eliminate health disparities.
There are four components of COPC: Common Ground, Tutoring, Research, and Scholarship.
Common Ground is an open interactive forum for all health sciences students to learn the principles of health disparities from different health professionals, researchers, and community partners. It is a time for learning and open discussion about health disparities.
Tutors are trained to assist medical students in academia. The training is funded by COPC.
Research assistantships in public health are funded for medical students as part of the research component of COPC. Students are assigned mentors who provide structure and oversee the respective research project.
Scholarships are awarded to medical students based on health disparity research, academic standing, community involvement, and disadvantaged status.
For more information please contact:
Channing Bunch, MBA
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178