Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) was created to address health disparities in Arizona’s ethnically diverse and fast-growing communities. This cutting edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing the junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA health sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research. 

This program is held annually in the summer to allow students the opportunity to immerse themselves on campus at the University of Arizona. The inaugural class consisted of fifteen students in 2015. In 2017, 20 students participated. A maximum of twenty students will be accepted annually.

Visit the BLAISER program website to find more information about eligibility, program benefits, and the program application.