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Women's and Children's Health (UT Insitute for Women's Health)

Faculty Mentor: Nancy Hardt, Director

Faculty Mentor's Department: Institute for Women's Health (U.T. Health Science Center), also affiliated with the Center for Research on Women.

Telephone Number and/or E-mail: 448-2740; nhardt@utmem.edu

Project Description: 1) Psychoeducational support groups to improve early childhood outcomes in at-risk women (the Blues Project), 2) infant mortality prevention through a public information campaign (Up With Babies), and 3) hands-on science to improve science achievement and increase minority participation in science careers (Memphis Science Partners). Also have contacts for potential projects in 1) Interprofessional team building in the health sciences, and 2) exercise and obesity interventions for all ages.

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