Public Health Sciences Institute

COVID Suspension

The Public Health Sciences Institute is providing an update about Morehouse's COVID-19 response and this summer’s Public Health Leaders Fellowship Program. CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity and the institute staff continue to closely monitor these events with your health and safety as our foremost concern. Given the impact of the pandemic nationally and its effects on communities and colleges, Project IMHOTEP programming runs virtually from May 17 to August 3. We will continue to operate in alighnment with national public safety protocols.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact PHSI via or at (470) 639-0520.

Thank you for your interest in the program and PHSI looks forward to working with you in 2021.

Project Imhotep

Project Imhotep is an 11-week summer internship program designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.

The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training in public health courses such as Public Health & Health Disparities, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Scientific Writing. The purpose of this training is to equip interns with the academic information necessary to complete the program. During the following nine weeks, interns are paired in a one-on-one mentored relationship with experts at CDC, academic institutions, local and state agencies, or community based organizations to complete a public health research project. In addition, interns participate in a variety of seminars, workshops, educational initiatives and are required to complete 16 hours of community service.

Interns will culminate their experience by giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and public health professionals and develop a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal. Interns will receive a stipend, lodging on the campus of Morehouse College, course credit and travel expenses to and from their city of origin.

CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars

The CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and supports the following institutions in their efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who are engaged in public health education and training: 

Student Coordinating Center

The Student Coordinating Center (SCC) is a collaboration between Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine's Prevention Research Center (MSM-PRC). Funded by the CDC, the SCC supports all CUPS program sites with planning, implementation, and monitoring efforts to enhance the diversity in the field of public health. The SCC coordinates communication, technical assistance and serves as a central repository for grantee data and information.


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