Summer Biomedical Research Program - 2014 Program Dates: May 27 - August 1
Program Description The SBRP provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to engage in basic science research at the Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) and Vidant Health. Faculty conducting research in the areas of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology, Health Disparities and Clinical Research will prepare students to address scientific questions using cutting-edge experimental approaches.
Students selected for the SBRP will be paired with Brody faculty based upon mutual interest. Students will participate in various activities including a mock graduate/ medical school interview, a one-on-one career counseling session with basic science or clinical faculty, and students will present a poster of their research findings at the conclusion of the program. In addition, students will compose a professional/graduate school essay, develop a curriculum vitae, and take part in statistical analysis workshops.
Purpose The purpose of this program is:
to expose undergraduates (particularly those belonging to groups that are underrepresented in science) to research and career development activities in order to prepare them to compete for positions in graduate or medical programs
to recruit the top students to graduate and medical programs at BSOM
Students Students must commit 40 hours per week to laboratory research. Program participants will receive a living expense stipend and housing on the main campus
Prerequisites Successful completion of general biology, general chemistry, algebra, and English composition
Application Submission The completed application packet includes the application, two letters of recommendation, and college transcript(s). The application may be completed and submitted online (preferred) or the application materials may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21st at 5:00 PM. Notification of admission to the program will be sent to applicants by April 4th. All undergraduates from any institution are eligible for this program. Students currently in their sophomore or junior year are particularly encouraged to apply. Questions regarding the SBRP may be directed to: Dr. Van Dross at email@example.com.
Information Questions regarding the SBRP may be directed to: Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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