Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning Experiences (TURTLE)

TURTLE is a ten-week summer research program for Native American behavioral health undergraduate students. Students will be involved in research projects and develop a poster presentation during the program.

Community based participatory research (CBPR) experience and training prepares students for psychology graduate programs under the direction of the Seven Generations Center of Excellence Native American faculty members.

Research opportunity themes include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Elder Abuse
  • Mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Substance abuse
  • Other issues relevant to Indian Country

Seminar programs cover:

  • Range of research topics
  • Community-based research program
  • Ethical research in Native American communities

2017 program information:

  • Four openings are available for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Applications are due April 15, 2017 (or until positions are filled)
  • Participants will receive $5,000 based on a 10-week, 40 hours per week research experience
  • Begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ends Friday, August 4, 2017
  • Participants must be undergraduate students
  • Students graduating spring 2017 are NOT eligible

For questions, contact:

Naomi Bender
(701) 777-0786
naomi.bender@med.und.edu

2017 TURTLE Poster Presentations