Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship
Deadline: May 20, 2012. Notification of awards will be emailed to applicants by May 25, 2012.
The Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship (SMURRF) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers medical students the chance to explore pediatric pulmonary-related clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
The primary goal of the program is to provide medical students a unique opportunity to learn about the exciting clinical and research challenges in pulmonary and sleep medicine and attract future physician-scientists into these fields.
This is a 10-week program sponsored by The National Institute of Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine where students will work directly with faculty members whom have active research programs that cover all areas of pulmonary medicine, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep disorders, lung remodeling, acute lung injury and developmental biology among others.
Students are paid a stipend of $4,500 and travel funds for relocation are available for students residing outside of the greater Cincinnati area. In addition to direct laboratory experience, students participate in various academic and social activities with students from other summer programs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and The University of Cincinnati. Medical students will also have the opportunity to work with faculty members in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine with hands-on experience with pediatric bronchoscopy, pulmonary function tests, and sleep apnea tests.
The program also includes scientific writing classes, an ethics in research seminar, an introduction to bioinformatics and a career day. At the end of the summer, students present their research in a poster session, and a lecture is presented by a distinguished keynote speaker followed by an evening banquet.
Dates of Program
The program will begin on Monday June 11, 2012 and finish on Friday August 17.
The program is designed for medical students from the United States who have finished at least one year of study. A total of 8 training positions are available. Students participating in the summer program are expected to commit to ten weeks of full-time effort toward their research project.