The training has provided each year with the opportunity to develop skills in health disparities research in a global context.

All the trainees participated in a 3-week intensive summer institute. The summer institute covers the following topics: Health Disparities (HD), global health, cultural competence and humility, research design, statistical analysis, obstacles to and solutions for conducting global HD research and responsible conduct of research. The intensive institute is immediately followed by an 8 week global health research experience during which the trainee works as a research assistant. The work includes specific activities agreed upon the mentor at the host institution and the mentor at UM SONHS. Through the training program, undergraduate trainees are mentored by and work closely with racially and ethnically diverse faculty to develop skills in conducting and disseminating research, including the development of scientific presentations (e.g., poster presentations) and manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.