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North Carolina

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Description: The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Summer Scholars Program exposes students to a multidisciplinary research environment that is driven by clinical needs, provide training in a strong team environment, and facilitate the education of the next generation of scientists and clinicians. Projects include biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled delivery, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering. Participation on multidisciplinary teams provides a network of interactions directed at addressing real-world clinical challenges. Eligibility: Undergraduate science and engineering students.

Eligibility: Undergraduate science and engineering students.

Deadline: March 1

Web:http://www.wfirm.org/Education/Summer_Scholars.htm

Contact: regenmed@wfubmc.edu

 

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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Description: Summer Program for Future Doctors offers an academic curriculum of medical studies that includes cardiovascular sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, learning skills, and introduction to the medical environment. The program exposes students to the style, format and content of the MCAT. Students receive learning opportunities to witness medicine in action, observe procedures and develop relationships with staff at primary care sites within the community.

Eligibility: The program is open to all, but disadvantaed and minority students who have completed biology, chemistry and physics are especially encouraged to apply. Preference is given to N. Carolina residents

Duration: 8 weeks
Deadline: February 20

Contact: Academic Support & Enrichment Center
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
2N-64 Brody Medicial Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4354

Phone: (252) 744-2500
Web: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/ascc/SPFD.cfm

 

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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) provides opportunities for students to carry out independent research projects under guidance of UNC observation and communication skills. Through meetings with guest scientists, SURE enhances awareness of diversity of research areas, especially areas of current biological importance. Students receive a stipend of $4200 which includes an allowance towards travel. Room and board are provided by the program. An allowance is also available for participants to attend a national or regional scientific meeting to present their research.

Eligibility: Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD or attending medical school.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: March 1

Contact: Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Program in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
4109 Neuroscience Research Building
CB#7100
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill , NC 27599-7100

Phone: (919)-843-8439
Email: sure@med.unc.edu
Web: http://www.med.unc.edu/pmbb/reu/index.htm

 

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University of North Carolina School of Medicine Medical Education Development Program
Chapel Hill, NC

Description: The MED Program provides a demanding academic core on the level of beginning medical/dental studies in Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Microbiology/Immunology and Clinical Biochemistry. It also may include a special dental theory and technique course for pre-dental students as well as individualized work in learning, study, reading and test-taking skills. Seminars, workshops, pre-professional counseling and orientation to the medical and dental school environment will also be provided.

Eligibility: : Criteria for selection are based on a number of factors including 1) showing educational promise and a strong commitment to a health career but lack of past opportunities (educational, social and economic) that may place a student from a nontraditional background at a disadvantage in seeking admission and successfully entering medical or dental school. 2) Must have completed at least 3 years of college coursework including Organic Chemistry.

Duration: 8-9 weeks
Deadline:February 15

Contact: : UNC-CH School of Medicine
Office of Educational Development - Special Programs
CB # 7530, 322 MacNider Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7530

Phone: (919) 966-7673
Email: med-info@listserv.med.unc.edu
Web: http://www.med.unc.edu/medprogram

 

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Ohio

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Description: Case Western Reserve University is dedicated to involving undergraduate students in active learning and practical experience and training. Their website has a wonderful list of summer opportunities every year in and around Cleveland.

http://casemed.case.edu/admissions/undergradresearch.cfm

Opportunities include: PEDIATRICS PROGRAM IN SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH;
METROHEALTH CHESTER SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM;
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING; CWRU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMS; CWRU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SUMMER MEDICAL DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SMDEP);
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS;
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE SUMMER PROGRAM IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR);
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CLEVELAND CLINIC LERNER RESEARCH INSTITUTE;
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN PHARMACOLOGY;
SUMMER ON THE CUYAHOGA INTERNSHIPS


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Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Description:The Pre-Professional Internship Program at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) is designed to provide insight into the many facets of podiatric medicine and the education involved with obtaining the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree. The internship offers a one or two week experience in the months of January, June and July. Student interns rotate through the following departments in the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic: General Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedics/Biomechanics, and Podiatric Surgery.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed one year of undergraduate study and must be of good academic standing.

Deadlines:
Monday, December 22, 2008 for the January programs
Monday, May 25, 2009 for the June programs
Monday, June 22, 2009 for the July programs

Contact: The Office of Student Affairs and Admission
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
6000 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, OH 44131

Phone: (216)-916-7487

Email:aberger@ocpm.edu

Web: http://www.ocpm.edu/departments/student_affairs/admissions/internship.asp

 

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Ohio U. College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH

Description: The Summer Scholars Program ensures that diversity remains a priority and key component of the college's mission. For more than twenty five years, Summer Scholars participants have been preparing for the challenges and rewards of medical school. Twenty-five applicants are selected each year to participate in this rigorous program designed to give an intensive and realistic introduction to the first-year curriculum at OU-COM. In addition to traditional medical school curricula taught by medical college faculty, graduate students and upper-class medical students, the program focuses on case-based problem solving and small-group/team work. You'll also benefit from special lectures, clinical experiences, and study and time management skill sessions in addition to workshops on cultural competency and research methods.

Eligibility: disadvantaged status (economic or educational). Students will be considered educationally disadvantaged if neither parent has completed an associates degree or higher; or underrepresented minority. Underrepresented minority is defined as racial or ethnic populations who are underrepresented in the designated health profession discipline relative to the number of individuals who are members of the population involved. This definition would include Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and any Asian other than Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian or Thai. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status; a minimum of one year each of college-level chemistry, biology, and physics also required.

Duration: 6 weeks
Deadline: March 1

Contact: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions 102 Grosvenor Hall
Athens, OH 45701

Phone: (800) 345-1560
Email: schriner@ohio.edu
Web: http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/SummerScholars/information.htm

 

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Ohio U. College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH

Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship allows students to work in an active research laboratory under the guidance of a faculty member. Participants are provided with room and board, a $1750 stipend and 8 quarter hours of biology credit.

Eligibility: Selection is based on academic records and the appropriateness of applicants' scientific interests. Rising seniors are preferred, but promising juniors and recent graduates will be considered

Duration: 8 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: John Schriner, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions
102B Grosvenor Hall
Ohio University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone: (800) 345-1560 or (740) 593-4313
Email: Admissions@exchange.oucom.ohiou.edu
Web: http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/admissions/summer%5Fprograms.htm

 

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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Description: Summer Pre-Medical Enrichment Program (SPEP) is a program for disadvantaged students which aims to strengthen analytical reasoning, problem-solving skills for learning, and test-taking skills. The program exposes students to medical curriculum, and clinical aspects of medicine. It also provides physician mentors and familiarization with medical school admissions processes. SPEP students will receive a total stipend of $1500, as well as books and materials and reimbursement for travel expenses. On-campus housing is available at a small cost.

Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents who are disadvantaged (economic, educational, geographic, and socio-cultural) are eligible to apply. Applicants also should have two years of undergraduate course-work.

Duration: 6 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Phone: (513) 558-7212
Email: Steve.Manuel@uc.edu
Web:

http://comdo-wcnlb.uc.edu/MedOneStop/Admissions/SummerEnrichment.aspx

 

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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Description: Summer Research Scholars Program (SRS) allows students to work on a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, attend professional development workshops and participate in a research symposium where they present their research findings. Each participant will receive a stipend of $2000, free housing, and reimbursement of travel expenses at University rate.

Eligibility: Undergraduate juniors/seniors and post bac students are eligible.

Duration: 8 weeks
Deadline: February 15

Contact: Roberta Handwerger, MA
Director, Recruitment Programs
Pathways to Health Careers
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Bethesda Avenue
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Phone: (513) 558-7212
Email: roberta.handwerger@uc.edu
Web: http://www.med.uc.edu/admissions/summerenrich.cfm

 

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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Description: Summer Surgery Program (SSE@UC) is a 2 week intensive experience for college students to learn more about surgery through lectures, observation, and hands-on experiences. The program costs $510. This includes all activities, all supplies, all local transportation costs, and some meals. Housing costs an additional $490. This includes double occupancy at a hotel within walking distance of the medical center. A shuttle operates between the two campuses.

Eligibility: You must be at least 18 years of age and have completed at least one year of college in order to participate in this program. (Current college freshmen may apply.)This program is highly selective. Strong preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.4 and higher in science coursework.

Duration: 2 weeks
Deadline: Mid March

Contact: Summer Surgery Experience
French East Building
3202 Eden Avenue, Room 229
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0668

Phone: (513) 558-5581
Email: SummerSurgeryExperience@uc.edu
Web: www.med.uc.edu/SSE

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Edward M. Chester Summer Scholars Program

Division of Neonatology
Cleveland, OH
 
Description: The Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program award fifteen collegiate undergraduate students the opportunity of clinical laboratory research setting at metrHealth Medical Center.  Suregery oservation, hospital rounds and other experiences are available. 
 
Requirements: Applicants must have complete their second year of undergraduate studies in the sciences, and must be a resident of Ohio or attend a university in Ohio. 
 
Stipend: $2,000
Duration: 10 weeks
 
Deadline: Mid February
 
Division of Neonatology
Old research Bldg., 2nd Floor, Room 257
Attention: Rosann Prudhoe
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998
Phone: 216-778-5946
 

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Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Description: Research Internship in Clinical Psychology This course is a full-time intensive, six-week internship involving both didactic seminars and "hands-on" experience for students who are considering careers in the health professions. Each week, students spend 3 hours in formal seminars, 20-25 hours participating in psychological/medical research, and 45 minutes meeting with their Research Mentor. This is a course with tuition of about $3200.

Eligibility: Applicants with solid academic records and strong letters of recommendation will receive serious consideration. Students at all academic levels are accepted; maturity, reliability, motivation are expected. Our more recent experience has revealed that mature, academically capable, interpersonally skilled, rising sophomores have found this course to be helpful in clarifying their possible career options and in helping them to develop strategies for exploring career alternatives. Therefore, we seek individuals who have just completed their freshman year, provided that the evidence a seriousness of purpose.

Duration: 6 weeks
Deadline: April 15 (rolling)

Contact: Director, Research Internship, Clinical Psych
Dr. Lynn Friedman
Warner Hall 108
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone: (412) 687-1881
Email: lfoj@andrew.cmu.edu
Web: http://www.drlynnfriedman.com/researchinterndesc.html

 

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Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Description: This summer research program is designed to facilitate the entry of underrepresented students into graduate programs in the biological sciences by providing hands on research experiences, faculty mentors and academic enrichment. Students receive a stipend of $3000, academic instruction, mentoring, field trips and career counseling.

Eligibility: Underrepresented minority college students

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: March 1

Contact: Tia Dorsey
Academic Coordinator
The Office of Biomedical Graduate
Postgraduate and Professional Studies
2900 Queen Lane, Ste 239
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Email: SURF@drexel.edu
Phone: (215) 991-8573
Web: http://www.drexelmed.edu/GraduateStudies/Research/SummerResearchOpportunities/SummerUndergraduateResearchFellowship/tabid/1074/Default.aspx

 

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Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Description: Internship program designed to introduce undergraduate students to podiatric medicine. Interns will attend workshops and seminars on gross anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics of the foot and ankle, foot screening and evaluation, and specialties in podiatric medicine such as diabetes, sports injuries, geriatric conditions, pediatrics and wound healing. Students will also shadow podiatric physicians and participate in research. On campus housing will be provided. Interns are responsible for meals and miscellaneous costs.

Eligibility: The program is open to full-time undergraduate students that have completed at least 30 credit hours.

Duration: 8 days
Deadline: January 2005 (rolling)

Contact: Winter (or Summer) Internship Program
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Office of Student Affairs
8th at Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (800) 220-3338
Web: http://podiatry.temple.edu/pages/prostdnts/internship_prog.html

 

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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Description: The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) provides an intense research experience for students interested in the biomedical and biological sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend research seminars, and receive career counseling from program faculty and administrators. The program seeks to encourage and prepared talented students to pursue careers in scholarly research.

Eligibility: Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact : Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Biomedical Graduate Studies
160 Biomedical Research Bldg. II/III
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , PA 19104-6064

Phone: (215) 898-2794
Email: edwardhm@mail.med.upenn.edu
Web: http://www.med.upenn.edu/bgs/suip.shtml

 

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Minority Students is designed as a summer research and enrichment program for underrepresented minority students interested in careers as physician scientists. Students receive intensive research laboratory experience and abundant mentorship. Every effort is made to match minority students with biomedical researchers in a variety of areas including but not limited to Medical Robotics, Transplantation Immunology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Informatics. In addition, students participate in a variety of career development programs, scientific seminars, and specific career enhancement opportunities including preparation for national examinations. Students receive a stipend of $3,500 plus round trip airfare. Housing is not available.

Eligibility: The program is limited to US citizens and permanent residents, and is limited to minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences including African Americans, Alaskan Native, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and Puerto Rican Mainlanders.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: March 1

Contact: University of Pittsburgh, MSTP
526 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: (412) 648-2324
Email: mdphd2@medschool.pitt.edu
Web: http://www.mdphd.pitt.edu/sprogram_brochure.asp

 

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University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Description: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for undergraduates seriously contemplating research careers in biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics or computational biology. Its principal component is participation an original research project under the guidance of a faculty member, including an oral and written presentation of results. Students admitted to this selective program will receive a stipend of $4000, free housing and $600 food allowance.

Eligibility: Preference given to juniors and seniors.

Duration: 12 weeks
Deadline: January 23

Contact: Dr. Craig Peebles, Coordinator
Summer Fellowship Program
A234 Langley Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: (412) 624-4266
Email: hhmi@pitt.edu
Web: http://www.pitt.edu/~msrc/summer/index.html

 

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Description: The Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) is designed to prepare and support college students who wish to pursue careers in medicine. The program is administered on two levels.

Level 1: Designed for those entering their first or second year of college, although third-year students may be selected. Students study five diseases of importance to underserved communities, including AIDS, hypertension, smoking, sickle cell anemia, and diabetes. These diseases are used to illustrate key biological and chemical principles and their importance to the study of medicine.

Level II: A highly competitive, summer program that pairs talented undergraduates with biomedical researchers. In addition to a 32-hour per week research schedule, Level II students participate in medical school admission preparation workshops, physician shadowing, and MCAT preparation.

Application requirements: Application, two letters of recommendation, essay and official transcripts.
Duration : 7 weeks June – July
Deadline: March 1

Contact: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Office of Student Affairs/Diversity Programs |
M-247 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh , PA 15261  

Phone: (412) 648-8987
Fax: (412) 624-2516
Email: diversityaffairs@medschool.pitt.edu
Web:http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/future/future_03_spaep.asp

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Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Description: The Wistar Institute offers summer research fellowships that provide undergraduate students an opportunity to gain practical experience in experimental research and to explore their interest in pursuing careers in the biological sciences. A $4000 stipend will be provided and campus housing is available at no cost for those students who may require it.

Eligibility: This program is designed for undergraduate students. Spring 2009 graduates are not eligible for the program.

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: March 3

Email: mcfadden@wistar.org

Web: http://www.wistar.org/education_training/biomedicaltech.html

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Rhode Island

The Leadership Alliance
Providence, RI

Description: The Summer Research Early Identification Program allows undergraduate students under the guidance of a faculty or private sector research mentor gaining theoretical knowledge and practical training in research and scientific experimentation. Accepted students receive round-trip travel, room, board and a stipend. The amount of the stipend varies by institution.

Eligibility:Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better; completed two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study; United States citizenship or permanent resident status. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, to consider research careers in academia, business, or the public sector are encouragd to apply.

Duration: 8-10 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: The Leadership Alliance
015 Sayles Hall, Box 1963
One Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912

Phone: (401) 863-1474
Email: Barbara_Kahn@brown.edu
Web: http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/matriarch/default.asp

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University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

Description: T he RI-INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers summer research opportunities to qualified undergraduates who are
considering a possible career in biomedical research. The goals of the program are to expose undergraduate students to laboratory research and to familiarize them with the opportunities that exist for careers in biomedical research. A stipend for living expenses, travel to and from the University of Rhode Island, and housing are provided.

Eligibility: The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their sophomore and junior college undergraduate years.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Deadline: February 1, 2008

Contact: David Rowley, Ph.D.
53 Fogarty Hall
College of Pharmacy
41 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Phone: (401)-874-9228

Email: drowley@uri.edu

Web: http://www.uri.edu/inbre/surp/index.shtml

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Tennessee

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN

Description: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) provides students the opportunity to conduct research with staff in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, engineering, geology, material science, mathematics, physics science policy and related disciplines. Weekly of $400 plus housing and travel expenses.

Eligibility: Must be a US citizen/permanent resident attending a US undergraduate institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: Cheryl Terry
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Phone: (865) 576-3427
Email: terryc@orau.gov
Web: http://www.csm.ornl.gov/Internships/disclaimer.html

 

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Description: Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Pharmacology is designed to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical research, and to help them gain an understanding of recent advances in pharmacological research through interactions with various faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students within the department. Program carries stipend of $3900 to cover housing and living expenses

Eligibility: While all undergraduate students may apply to this program, preference will be given to students entering their junior or senior year of college.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: Karen Gieg, Educational Coordinator
Vanderbilt University, Department of Pharmacology
438 Robinson Research Building
Nashville, TN 37232-6600

Phone: (615) 322-1182
Email: karen.gieg@vanderbilt.edu
Web: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/pharmacology/index.html?doc=3656

 

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Description: The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) offers biomedical research opportunities to undergraduates who want to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. Although each participating programs operates independently, the academy unites students and provides them with opportunities for academic and social interaction.

Eligibility:Students should have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced degree (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D). Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please see each program's home page to determine the prerequisites. The Academy is open to all. Students of an underrepresented ethnic background (African-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American), are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duration: 8 Weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: Cathleen Williams
Program Coordinator
Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy
340 Light Hall, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232-0301

Phone: (615) 343-2573
Email: michelle.grundy@vanderbilt.edu
Web: https://medschool.mc.vanderbilt.edu/summer_academy/

 

 

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Texas

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Description: Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART) offers student-mentor pairing with Baylor scientists from basic science and clinical research departments, specially designed seminar programs, physician shadowing, career counseling, and social and cultural activities. A $4000 stipend is provided for participants. Housing is provided.

Eligibility: All applicants must currently be attending a university and returning to the college/university to complete their undergraduate degree. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants who graduate before or during the program will not be eligible. No previous research experience is required except of first-year students (Freshman status in college). Applications from first-year students without previous research experience will not be accepted.

Duration: 9 weeks
Deadline: February 1

Contact: Gayle R. Slaughter, Ph.D.
SMART Program
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, N204K
MS: BCM-215
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: (713) 798-5915
Email: smart-program@bcm.tmc.edu
Web: http://www.bcm.edu/smart/

 

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Description: The Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program encourages the development and interest of well-qualified current undergraduate students who are considering a medically oriented career. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work with faculty, surgical residents, medical students, and nurses in our various teaching hospitals.

Eligibility: open to undergraduate students interested in a career in medicine.  You do not have to be a resident of Texas to apply.

Duration: 8 weeks

Deadline: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 2, 2010 AND RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE OF JANUARY 15, 2010.

There is currently no stipend available.

Contact: Baylor College of Medicine
Surgery Education Office
Attn: Katie Mushinski
One Baylor Plaza, 404D
Houston, TX 77030

Email: studentprograms@bcm.tmc.edu

Web: http://www.debakeydepartmentofsurgery.org/home/content.cfm?content_id=176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smithville, TX

Description: Each student selected for the Summer Research Program for College Students program is given an opportunity to conduct a research project in one of the biomedical disciplines under the guidance of a full-time member of the M. D. Anderson faculty. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation for scientific investigation. At the end of the program, each student will prepare an oral and written report of his or her activities for presentation to fellow students and their research sponsors.

Eligibility: To qualify for the program, students must be classified as of September as college sophomores, juniors, or non-graduate seniors. Applicants should be pursuing a career in the sciences, and have a transcript that demonstrates a record of academic achievement.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: Early February

Contact: Michael J. Ahearn, Ph.D.
Summer Research Program for College Students - Unit 240
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: (713) 745-1205

Contact: mahearn@mdanderson.org or esromero@mdanderson.org

Web: http://www.mdanderson.org/prof_education/healthscience/display.cfm?id=dbfc06df-3988-4b71-ba8b3220099c0f41&method=displayfull

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University of North Texas Health Science Ctr
Fort Worth, TX

Description: Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART) Program is an opportunity for minority undergraduate students to work in the laboratories of the UNT Health Science Center. Projects are designed to be completed during the course of the program and students present their findings at the end of the program.

Eligibility: Freshman or sophomore standing in the upcoming fall semester; 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average; U.S. Citizen or permanent residency; Major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or other life science; Intention of pursuing education beyond the bachelor's level.

Duration: 10 weeks
Deadline: March 7

Contact: UNT Health Science Center
SMART Program
Attn: Robert Kaman, J.D., Ph.D.
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2699

Phone: (817) 735-0174
Email: kamanr@hsc.unt.edu
Web: http://www.hsc.unt.edu/education/gsbs/smart.cfm

 

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University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Description: UT offers a summer research experience in molecular biology for outstanding undergraduates. Students will work on individual projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Project areas include cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and molecular genetics. Students attend seminars and discussions, and can receive three semester hours of University research credit. Each student receives a stipend of $3000 and will also be provided research tuition and free dormitory room & board.

Eligibility: Undergraduates interested in a career in molecular biology research with strong academic records are invited to apply. No previous research experience is necessary, but lab course work is required. Applicants entering junior or senior year who have completed courses in organic chemistry and in cell biology, microbiology, genetics or molecular biology are preferred. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: February 25

Contact: Dr. Ruth Buskirk
Summer Research Program
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Mail CodeA5000
The University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1095

Phone: (512) 471-7793
Email: rbuskirk@mail.utexas.edu
Web: http://cns.utexas.edu/current_students/research/summer.asp

 

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University of Texas – Houston
Houston, TX

Description: The University of Texas components associated with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offer three summer programs that provide research opportunities to undergraduate students. The summer programs are designed to help participants assess career opportunities in basic science and clinical research. The programs are sponsored by the University of Texas Health Science Center and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact: Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young
Department of Carcinogenesis
The University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Science Park/Research Division
P.O. Box 389
Smithville, TX 78957

Phone: (512) 237-0547
Email: rofy@mdanderson.org
Web: http://www.uth.tmc.edu/gsbs/pro_summer.htm

 

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Description: Summer Enrichment Program is designed to introduce college students to the Medical School and Nursing School environment and curriculum and to prepare these students for the application and interview process. The five-week summer program will provide a preceptorship experience, an academic program, and workshops in study skills and interviewing skills for 15 pre-health sophomore and junior students.

Eligibility: At the time of application, undergraduate students enrolled in any accredited US college or university during the current academic year may participate, but must NOT have graduated at the time the program begins. With AP credit, freshman can apply to the program.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Deadline: usually the first Friday in February

Contact: Program Coordinator: Linda Guardiola
Summer Research Program
6431 Fannin JJL 315
Houston TX 77030

Phone: (713)500-5334

Email: summer.research@uth.tmc.edu
Web: http://www.med.uth.tmc.edu/srp/

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Utah

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Description:The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah offers select, talented undergraduate students to participate in paid laboratory research experiences. Students pursue independent research projects under the supervision of faculty and research assistants, applying chemical and
biological principles to important problems involving drugs and related molecules. Students will engage in full-time research in close collaboration with faculty and graduate students. The program provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience while evaluating the possibility of entering a graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences.

Eligibility: Undergraduates who have completed their junior year by the beginning of the summer 2008 are encouraged to apply, but highly qualified sophomore students will also be considered. Coursework in general and 2 years of organic chemistry (with labs) should all be completed before the start of the summer program.

Deadline: February 15

Duration: 10 Weeks

Contact: Leshia Hoffman
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
University of Utah
421 Wakara Way #318
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Phone: (801) 585-9372

Email: Leshia.Hoffman@hsc.utah.edu

Web: http://www.pharmacy.utah.edu/pharmaceutics/surfAdmission.html

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Vermont

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Description: The Summer Undergraduate Neuroscience Research Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to join state-of-the-art laboratories and discover the world of neuroscience research. Participate in investigations of how the nervous system develops, functions and repairs itself after injury. Get hands-on training in molecular, cellular, anatomical, physiological approaches. Gain valuable experience before you enter graduate or medical school.

Eligibility: Students must currently be enrolled at any US college or university. Housing is provided but travel and board are the responsibility of the student.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Deadline: February 9

Email: Emily.McLaughlin@uvm.edu

Web: http://www.uvm.edu/annb/?Page=summerfellowships.html

 

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Virginia

Howard Hughes Research Institute
Ashburn, VA

Description: The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program gives undergraduates an opportunity to work as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm. The scholars are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and other events at Janelia. At the end of the session, each scholar will present their work at a symposium. We provide accommodations in our housing village. There is also an allowance of $4,500. The program also supports the most economical travel to and from Janelia.

Eligibility: Any matriculated undergraduate may apply.

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: February 8th

Email: adst@janelia.hhmi.org

Web: http://www.hhmi.org/janelia/undergrad.html

 

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University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Description:Summer Research Internship Program offers opportunities in 32 areas of medical research including disease related fields such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, renal disease, or neurodegenerative diseases, as well as signal transductions, membrane biology, cell growth and differentiation, or molecular genetics.

Eligibility: The program targets but is not limited to under-represented American minority students. Students should be rising sophomores through seniors who have completed basic coursework in biology and chemistry. Student participants will receive a stipend of $2395 plus travel costs and housing.

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: February 15

Contact: Graduate Programs Office
PO Box 800738 Health Sciences Center
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Phone: (434) 924-2181
Email: medgpo38@virginia.edu
Web: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/gpo/srip/

 

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Society of Toxicology
Reston, VA

Description: The Student Research Internships in Toxicology Program - This program requires that students apply directly the sponsor(s) of the programs in which they are interested. Look at the web site to see the specific features and benefits for each program. Listing is available January to April each year. Details of the internship are determined by the sponsor as is participant selection. All programs offer financial support.

Eligibility: Undergraduates interested in toxicology welcome to apply.

Duration: varies

Deadline: varies

Contact: Society of Toxicology

Phone: (703) 438-3115

Email: sothq@toxicology.org

Web: http://www.toxicology.org/ai/eo/sri.asp

 

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Washington

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Description: A Summer Research program is currently administrated by Dr. Barry Stoddard, Dr. Cecilia Moens, and Ms. Lori Blake. The program provides financial support and instruction on a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Weekly student/faculty research meetings take place throughout the summer and students are encouraged to participate in other Center colloquia and seminars.

Eligibility: Applicants should be rising seniors

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: January 30

Contact: S Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue North (A2M-015)
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024

Phone: (206) 667-4617
Email: lblake@fhcrc.org
Web: http://www.fhcrc.org/education/undergraduates/

 

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University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Description: STAR and BRIDGES Programs:
These programs offer research experience, seminar series addressing current issues and ethical questions related to research.

Eligibility: These programs focus their resources on underrepresented students who are US citizens or permanent residents, however, no student will be denied the opportunity to apply or participate in either program. Applicants must have completed on year of undergraduate studies including at least one course in calculus or one science series with an overall gpa of 2.8 and a science gpa of 2.75, a combined SAT or ACT score of 950 or 20 and a demonstrated serious interest in medicine.

Duration: 12 weeks

Deadline: March 1

Contact: Janet Hofman
University of Washington
Health & Sciences Minority Students Program
T-341 HSB, Box 356355
Seattle, WA 98195-6355

Phone: (206) 543-7822

Email: jhofmann@u.washington.edu

Web: http://depts.washington.edu/bridges4/HSMSP/star.html

 

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Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Description:The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides hands-on research experience for college students with an outstanding scientific aptitude and interest in a research career in the pharmaceutical or biomedical sciences.

Eligibility: The program is open to all undergraduate students who are seriously considering graduate studies in the biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences. Preference will be given to students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the application year.

Duration: 10 Weeks

Deadline: February and March

Contact: WSU College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wegner Hall
Room 340E
Pullman, WA 99164-6534

Phone: (509) 335-5545

Web:http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/futurestudents/research.html

Contact: surf@pharmacy.wsu.edu

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West Virginia

West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, WV

Description:Research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous-system function, which includes projects in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; neural injury and neurodegeneration; and neuropsy-chiatric diseases. Interns are expected to com-plete a well-defined research project under the supervision of a Center faculty member. Trainees will attend seminars, weekly lab meetings, and other events as announced.

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: February 1

Contact: Stacey Malecky, Adminstrator
WVU Center for Neuroscience

Phone: 304-293-6289

Email: smalecky@hsc.wvu.edu

Web: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/suri/index.asp

 

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Wisconsin

Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI

Description: Health Careers Opportunity Program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the field of dentistry and to strengthen their science backgrounds. It allows students to interact with dental practitioners and dental students who provide monitoring and support. Students receive information on various dental specialties and skills/attributes necessary to succeed in a dental career. Program emphasizes development of strong academic skills. Students work with dental materials in laboratory setting. No cost for students residing in residence halls. Transportation to and from school is provided for selected students.

Eligibility:Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and two semesters of biology and chemistry to be eligible.

Duration: 7 weeks
Deadline: April

Contact: Office of Multicultural Affairs
Marquette University
School of Dentistry, Rm. 102K
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Phone: (800) 445-5385/2 or (414) 288-1445

Email: Multi@marquette.edu

Web: http://www.marquette.edu/programs/health_careers_op_prog.shtml

 

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Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Marshfield, WI

Description: During the Student Summer Intern Program in Laboratory Biomedical Sciences, the student will participate in a learning experience that incorporates all aspects of the research process. In the initial stages, the student learns the project's background by reviewing the scientific literature, begins planning experiments, and is taught the necessary instrumentation and laboratory skills necessary for successful project completion. As the project develops, the student
begins data collection and analysis, and meets regularly with the scientist to discuss findings and plan new approaches. The experimental approach and techniques used are those found in any state-of-the-art laboratory involved in research of living organisms at the molecular and cellular level. In other words, the learning experience applies to more than medically oriented research; it provides basic research skills in the life sciences.

Eligibility: Priority will be given to students who demonstrate strong research interests. The experience is targeted toward students who have completed their junior or senior years, or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program, and have a firm science background, preferably with at least six semesters of science courses.

Duration: 12 weeks

Deadline: January 15

Contact: Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Summer Research Internship Program
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5777

Phone: 1-800-782-8581, ext. 9-3350

Email: coleman.laura@mcrf.mfldclin.edu

Web: http://www.marshfieldclinic.org/mcrf/pages/default.aspx?page=mcrf_educational_opportunities_bio

Contact: coleman.laura@mcrf.mfldclin.edu

 

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University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, WI

Description: The Integrated Biological Sciences Program for Undergraduates is an opportunity for undergraduates to do independent research with faculty mentors in computational biology and biostatistics, neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology, plant breeding and genetics, and environmental biology.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and a strong interest in biological research. Students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian, or Native Pacific Islander, or who are from low-income homes, or who are the first in their family to attend college, or who attend small liberal arts institutions without broad research facilities are strongly
encouraged to apply. The program covers most expenses and offers a stipend of $4,250.

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: February 15

Contact: Center for Biology Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1268 Genetics/Biotech Center
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 262-5267
Email: beasen@wisc.edu
Web: http://www.wisc.edu/cbe/srp-bio/

 

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