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Summer Research Opportunities

M1's Summer Research Class Meeting.

Class 2021 (video 10/2/17)

Summer Research Application Directions for NIDDK  T35 Medical Student Research Program (MSSRP)
The MSSRP is an opportunity for students to perform 8 weeks of summer research (can be M1 summer or M2 summer) focused on the NIDDK mission to support basic, translational, and clinical research across a broad spectrum of research topics and serious, chronic diseases and conditions related to the Institute's mission. The research areas are focused on Diabetes, Digestive disease and Nutrition, Endocrine Disease and Metabolic Disease, Hematologic disease, Kidney Disease and Liver Disease. 

The MSSRP includes 15 hrs. classroom instruction on Responsible Conduct of Research, a 3-day-short course on NIDDK-focused research methods and advanced techniques and  weekly summer journal clubs. The stipend will be $3,896 for the 8 weeks of research.  The application is due Jan. 12, 2019 (early decision made Feb. 2, 2019). Application due date regular applications Feb. 12, 2019 and a decision will be made by March 1, 2019.
To apply, fill out the Google form at

Summer Research Elective
Students who are doing summer research this year will now have the opportunity to have the activity recorded on their transcript. The elective, Summer Research Elective, will be posted on the transcript as a zero-credit course. In order to have the elective posted on your transcript, please fill out this Google form: At the end of the summer, the Office of Medical Student Research (OMSR) will confirm that research was completed and send a final grade to the registrar (either Achieves or Exceeds Expectations or Unsatisfactory). See the attached document for the full description and requirements.

Summer Research Application Directions: Summer Research Application Instruction [pdf]
The student will work closely with a mentor to perform basic science, clinical or translational research for an 8 week period usually between M1 and M2 years. At the conclusion of your Summer Research it will be recorded on your transcripts for 0 credits. At the end of the summer research the students will submit a 1-2 page summary. The summary will include: title of project, goal/objective or hypothesis tested, methods used and discussion of data analysis and conclusions of the study. The MSRO will review and grade each summary and provide a list of students to the registrar that have successfully completed the summer research elective and met expectations.

Opportunity Area of Interest Number of Students Deadline Contact
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) The Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship Substance Abuse and Addition   TBD Fellowship Details
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Summer Medical Student Fellowship Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 8 TBD Fellowship Details
UH Seidman Cancer Center [pdf] Cancer 4 3/16/19 Damian Junk
Brian Werbel Memorial Fund (Cancer Center) [pdf] Cancer 5 3/16/19 Damian Junk
SAGES (Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) GI 1 TBD
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MD Anderson Cancer Center (Texas) [pdf] Cancer   1/18/19 Visit website
Rottman Family Fund Fellowship HIV/AIDS/MALARIA 5 4/13/19 Sharon Callahan
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NMSS (National Multiple Sclerosis Society) [pdf] MS Research   TBD Sallie Stephens
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Dean's Summer Research Award Clinical/Basic Science/Translational ~25 4/20/19
Crile Fellowship Surgery 8 4/20/19
Hearst Fellowship Public Health and Policy 4 4/20/19
Arnold/Seitz Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology 1 4/20/19
Center for Aids Research (CFAR) Basic science/clinical 8 4/20/19 See potential mentors
Association of Academic PM&R Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)   TBD Amy Schnappinger
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Association of Academic PM&R Rehabilitation Research (RREMS) (rising M2's summer program)   TBD Amy Schnappinger
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The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)  Neurosurgery  20 2/01/19 More Details
ASTRO Minority Summer Oncology Fellowship Radiation Oncology   2/10/19 More Details
Organization for Autism Research Autism  


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Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Summer Fellowship Oncology and/or related Biomedical Sciences    1/07/19   
Department of Physiology and Biophysics Basic science/clinical 4 4/20/19 See potential mentors
ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) Hematology   1/15/19 Visit website
ASH Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) Hematology   1/15/19 Visit website
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's 2019 Injury Research Program for Medical Students Injury Research 2-4 1/14/19

Dr. Gary Smith
Application Details [pdf]

NIDDK T35 Digestive & Liver Disease, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition, Kidney Diseases, Digestive, Liver, & Kidney Imaging ~ 10 4/20/19

Rachael Murphy

Allegheny Summer Internship Program Independent Research Projects   TBD More Details
NIDDK New York Summer Fellowship Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, and Kidney Diseases

1 per project

TBD Visit website
The Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Summer Research Fellowship [pdf] Diabetes and endocrine-related diseases ~2 3/10/19 Dr. Vincent Monnier