Nancy Lopez Sosa is a junior in the Cook Honors College with
a major in applied anthropology and minors in both Latin American Studies and
political science. She was recently accepted to a 10-week summer internship at
the Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins University through the Maternal
Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement –
Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP).
MCHC/RISE-UP is a CDC-funded, summer internship program that
focuses on the elimination of health disparities. The program provides
opportunities for enhanced public health leadership training at three different
training sites: Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins University, University
of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University
of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental
Disabilities/California State University. Each site offers three public health
leadership experiences, which include Clinical/Community, Community Engagement
and Advocacy, and Research. Scholars who are selected for the program may
choose up to two leadership experiences.