Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) at Kennedy Krieger Institute


The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 9-week summer program designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation), with a grade point average of at least 2.7 on a 4-point scale who are interested in learning more about public health and preventing health disparities.

MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of California – Davis, and the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities and Tribal Serving Institutions. MCHC/RISE-UP offers public health leadership learning experiences in clinical, research, and community engagement and advocacy areas. All scholars interested in addressing health disparities are eligible to apply.