Summer Student Research Training Program

The  8-week Johns Hopkins All Children’s Summer Student Research Training Program (SSRTP), Clinical and Translational Research Pathway, develops and mentors passionate students at the undergraduate, medical school and other graduate levels on a career trajectory of a research professional or investigator in clinical and translational research. This program provides a mentored hands-on experience coupled with a didactic curriculum, onsite at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

2024 Summer Student Research Training Program Update

Due to an overwhelming response, the request for applications has closed. Applications will be due no later than March 15, 2024, to be considered for the program. Applications should be emailed to Laurel McDevitt at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in our program. Selected individuals will receive an individual email early April and must reply within two days of notification they accept the invitation to participate.

Program Director and Co-Director

Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and Associate Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s

John Morrison, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Director for Center for Training, Education, Engagement, and Mentorship, Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Program Description

During the Summer Student Research Training Program experience, trainees will gain an applied, hands-on, mentored experience in the conduct and/or analysis of one or more clinical or translational research studies, with potential opportunity for co-authorship on a publication (depending upon contributions to, and timelines of, these studies).

In addition, students will have access to a structured didactic curriculum in research and related aspects of academic medicine, consisting of:

  • multiple videotaped lectures provided by Johns Hopkins All Children’s-based faculty on research design, implementation, analysis and publication; and
  • monthly Johns Hopkins All Children’s Seminar Series in Academia and Interdisciplinary Research Forum (virtually).

Acceptance into the program is subject to availability of a suitable mentor, project(s), and funding (as applicable).


  • Matriculated in high school, undergraduate, medical school or other graduate school
  • Execution of an Educational Affiliation Agreement between the mentee’s academic institution and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital/All Children’s Research Institute

Expectations (upon acceptance into the program)

  • Successful completion of all Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Board-required online training for investigators and staff involved in the conduct of research in human subjects, within one week of start date
  • Successful completion of training on, and adherence to, confidentiality and protection of personal health information, within one week of start date
  • Introductory meeting with the program director, to review expectations for the program and frequency and quality of interactions between mentee and assigned mentor
  • Biweekly (or more frequent) meetings with the assigned mentor to review knowledge base and progress on projects

Remuneration to participant

  • No remuneration will be provided to mentees for participating in this training program.

Cost to participant

  • There will be no cost to mentees for participating in this training program.