The Rice University Health, Humanism and Society Scholars Program provides Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate students with the opportunity to assist in research, giving them valuable experience and networking that increases competitiveness for medical and graduate school. The HHASS program identifies faculty and researchers in the Texas Medical Center who are interested in mentoring undergraduates and who are currently researching topics of social science, education, and/or humanities in the medical sciences.
Rice undergraduate students are competitively selected to participate and asked to identify the projects that interest them the most. Students are matched with projects, then spend a full academic year assisting with research. Through HHASS, students have presented their work at local and national conferences and co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals.
All program positions are unpaid and run from the start of classes in Fall 2018 to the end of class in April 2019. All University holidays are observed.
Rice University Faculty:
Dr. Elizabeth Festa, Associate Director for the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication
Dr. Gia Merlo, Associate Dean for Health Professions
Dr. Kirsten Ostherr, Director of Medical Humanities
Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Leads:
Dr. Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby
Dr. Aanand Naik
UTHealth Faculty Lead:
Dr. Cindy Farach-Carson
Ms. Nyeva Agwunobi
Mr. Alex Wyatt
Any questions should be directed to the Program Administrators at email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org