Twenty-five participants — selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants — spent the summer at the University of Maryland School of Public Health through two programs that give minority students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities to do research in a safe space to learn and grow.
The Aging Diversity and Professional Development (ADAPT) program for University of Maryland undergraduates and STAR (Summer Training and Research) for undergraduates across the county, train and mentor them over two consecutive 10-week summer sessions.
The STAR program has been funded since 2011 by a grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the ADAPT program launched in 2014 with a grant from the NIH-National Institute on Aging.
Kinesiology professor, Dr. James Hagberg, has led the training programs since 2011 and mentored hundreds of students.
2019 STAR Students and Mentors
Diego de la Cruz Caro
2019 ADAPT Students and Mentors