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Research Programs and Opportunities

Summer Research Funding Opportunities 

Dean's Office Summer Research Funding

Dean's Office Summer Research Funding
Forms for the 2013 Summer Research Opportunity (SRO) experience for JHU SOM  M.D. students in the summer following completion of the first year of medical school.

CHLA/USC Summer Oncology Fellowship Program (Applications due 1/31/13) 
This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research. Students actively participate in clinical or laboratory research studies during their fellowship, and some have authored or co-authored peer reviewed publications as well as presented their work at major national and international scientific meetings.  Many have gone on to academic medical careers.

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Fellowship (Applications due 1/31/13) 
Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) is a laboratory-based summer fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that is designed for medical students who have an interest in bringing the benefits of modern cancer research to underserved populations in the US.

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Medical Scholars Program (Applications due 2/1/13)

For more information or to download an application visit

An important part of IDSA’s mission is to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases by attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. To further this goal, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation is offering 60 scholarships of $2,000 to medical students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow.Students in any year of medical school are eligible for this award. The scholarship activity must focus on pediatric or adult infectious diseases and may involve either clinical or research activities. IDSA members and fellows are encouraged to identify and solicit interested students and to serve as mentors.

KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH)

Contact to see if program is available for 2013

K-RITH is offering students the opportunity to join its vibrant and productive research community in the ‘Summer’ (African winter). Outstanding undergraduate and post-graduate students with an interest in an academic scientific career are encouraged to apply for an 8-10 week research experience from June-August 2012. Students join labs doing cutting-edge research right at the very heart of the HIV and TB epidemics at our state-of-the art, 4,000-square-metre facility, which is being built on the campus of the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa.

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (Applications due 1/31/13) 
The 2012 MSTAR Program provides medical students, early in their training, with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences that they might not otherwise have during medical school.

Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes (Applications due 2/4/13) 
The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of 17 NIDDK-funded Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centers (DERC) or Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTC) during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program (Applications due 1/14/13) 
The Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program is an eight-week research program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Gateway Area Chapter (Applications due 2/28/13) 
The Medical Student Fellowship in MS program offers the opportunity to expose medical students to the field of multiple sclerosis. Proposed rotations may include learning about multi-disciplinary care, clinical trials, research, and advocacy/support at a MS Affiliated Center for Comprehensive Care based in a medical school or private practice setting. Students are expected to identify a mentor from an approved list to discuss interests and opportunities. Please contact Suzanne Carron, Vice President of Programs & Services - -  for additional information.

Roswell Park Summer Oncology Research Program (Applications due 2/15/13)
Expand your horizons in the care and treatment of the cancer patient by participating in state-of-the-art clinical research. Explore the mysteries of the cancer cell by participating in a basic scientific research program. Or participate in both! Special emphasis is placed on cancer prevention through lectures and practical experiences.

Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (Applications due 2/4/13)
This program allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilty scientist in the area of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, and digestive disease. More information and the application is available at the link above.


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