Each year, the USC Institute for Global Health collaborates with the USC Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Program program to accept two outstanding scholars to conduct their own research study under the guidance of our faculty. Impacting more than 2,000 students each year, the USC STAR Program is a collaborative science education venture between USC, the National Science Foundation, Biomimetic Micro Electronic Systems Engineering Research Center at USC, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, El Sereno Middle School and Murchison Elementry School. 

2015-2016 Scholars

  • Eunice Padilla, senior at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
  • Ricardo De La Torre, senior at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
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2014-2015 Scholars

  • Suravi Nahar, senior at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
  • Raqibul Mollah, senior at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School

Suravi and Raqibul  worked with guidance from Dr. Heather Wipfli to develop and implement a public health research study on adolescent stress in Los Angeles.

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2013-2014 Scholars

  • Anasazi Corolen
  • Rosa Argueta

Sazi and Rosa, our inaugural STAR scholars, worked with Dr. Heather Wipfli to develop and implement an assessment of adolescent obesity risk factors in Los Angeles.

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