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Heart, Lung and Blood (HLB) Summer Research Program

Program Dates: Approximately May 29 - August 3, 2018

For students on a quarter-system, we will provide some flexibility with your program dates.

View a sample summer schedule.


The Heart, Lung and Blood Summer Research Program is designed to engage 12 diverse undergraduates and 8 medical students in state-of-the art biomedical research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research.

Students who belong to groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences are eligible to apply. In general, this includes students who are African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, Pacific Islanders, students from low-income families, or those with disabilities. Please note that you must be a US citizen or Permanent resident to participate.

Participants will enjoy weekly seminars that highlight research in these disciplines, as well as activities that encourage interaction among all students engaged in summer research.

The program will culminate in a poster session required for all undergraduates and non-CWRU medical students. CWRU medical students will present their work in the subsequent CWRU Lepow Day event.

Research Mentors

After acceptance, participants will be matched with a faculty member whose research is of interest to the student (see Faculty Preceptors). Only Faculty of Case Western Reserve University may serve as research mentors.


$1750 per month, minimum two months ($3500). Students who participate for longer periods will have additional pro-rated stipend support. We will provide up to $500 in travel expenses from your home to Cleveland (and back!). Some support toward dormitory housing (cost about $1800) may be available.


Your application consists of a downloadable application, electronic letters of recommendation (the program administrator will send requests to your recommenders - please be sure to have their name and email address), and unofficial transcripts. Medical student applicants should substitute a letter from your medical school confirming status as a current student in good standing in lieu of transcripts. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Seniors who are graduating in May or June 2018 are not eligible for this program. Unofficial transcripts or medical student status letters can be emailed to Malana Bey a mcb19@case.edu or mailed to:

Office of Graduate Education
School of Medicine Room TG1
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

2018 HLBI Summer Application

Please submit application to Malana Bey by email at mcb19@case.edu with "2018 HLBI Summer Application" in the subject line, or fax to (216) 368-0795. Also please note that your recommenders will be notified within 1-3 days after receipt of your application


Monica Montano, PhD-Director

Tel: 216-368-3378

Email: monica.montano@case.edu

Joseph Williams, MPA-Coordinator

Tel: 216-368-0529

Email: jxw26@case.edu

Malana Bey,HLB Program Administrator

Tel: 216-368-5655

Email: malana.bey@case.edu

Additional Summer Research Opportunities

CWRU biomedical programs offer a variety of summer research opportunities: