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Summer Biomedical Research Program

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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 vandrossr@ecu.edu 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 vandrossr@ecu.edu.

Information
Questions regarding the SBRP may be directed to:  Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, vandrossr@ecu.edu.

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