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Evaluation of the HAPPIEST program - a collaborative team summer research program

(IRB#: IRB_00144170)

The overall goal of this project is to evaluate the training program at University of Utah of undergraduate students from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds in air pollution-related health research through a faculty-mentored summer program called Health, Air Pollution and Population Initiative in Education and Science Training (HAPPIEST). Since exposure to air pollution and environmental health issues are magnified in racial/ethnic minority communities in the US, this project addresses an important need in biomedical science training for the next generation, as social disparities and the socio-behavioral sciences are becoming increasingly important to health scholarship as well as US national priorities.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • undergraduate students must be underrepresented racial/ethnic groups (i.e., Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders) as per the NIEHS guidelines

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Donna Ziegenfuss


IRB#: IRB_00144170

PI: Donna Ziegenfuss


Approval Date: 2021-06-21 17:59:00

Last Updated: 6/8/23