Research Travel Resources

Ida Bamberger Memorial Research Travel Award Request

Financial support is available for UMKC medical students presenting their research at national conferences through the Ida Bamberger Memorial Research Endowment. The request form and all supplemental information is to be submitted at least 30 days in advance of travel.  Awards will not exceed $750 per student. Each student is allowed to receive funding for no more than 1 trip per year and no more than 2 trips during their medical school career. Students must be in good academic and professional standing to be eligible for the award.

 

Office of Student Involvement Research Travel Request

Students may contact the UMKC Office of Student Involvement (OSI) for research travel funding requests through the Student Activity Fee Committee. Information can be found at https://roogroups.umkc.edu/. Go to Student Travel Links at the bottom of the page. In the request for funding, it is important to provide detail and emphasize that you will be presenting the results of your research and not simply just attending the conference as an attendee.

 

UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

Established in 1971, the GAF provides financial support to women currently enrolled in graduate programs or women first professional students in the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy. The fund is focused on the dimension beyond the classroom and thus does not fund tuition and textbooks. The funds are designed to assist with the completion of requirements for graduate and first professional degrees, to help facilitate studies beyond the classroom along with enriching and encouraging educational experiences. A maximum of $2,000 may be requested. Please keep in mind, the average GAF award is closer to $1,000.

Deadline for submission is typically in November.
http://www.umkcwc.org/s/1236/subgroup.aspx?sid=1236&gid=3&pgid=343

 

APS Excellence in Professional Student (MD or DO) Research Travel Awards

Provides funds for MD or DO students to attend, present their research, and participate fully in the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting. To be considered for the award, the candidate must be enrolled as either an MD or DO student (NOT MD/PhD), be the first author on a submitted abstract to an APS session for the EB meeting, and be working with an APS member. The applicant does not need to be an APS member at the time of application.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://www.the-aps.org/md-do

UMKC & Affiliate Hospital Opportunities

Please contact Drs. Wacker, Dall, or Molteni or send an email to UMKC SOM Research (somresearch@umkc.edu) with additional questions.


UMKC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
UMKC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the UMKC School of Medicine offers a Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research. The graduate certificate program is comprised of 5 core courses (15 credit hours) including biostatistics, clinical research methodology, clinical trials, and epidemiology. It is a valuable credential for health care professionals who want in-depth exposure to essential tools needed to advance their research career.

https://med.umkc.edu/gc-clinical-research/
Application Deadline: June 1

UMKC Undergraduate Research Grants
UMKC Undergraduate Research Grants

Students Engaged in Artistic and Academic Research (SEARCH) and Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity (SUROP) Grants are available to undergraduate researchers at UMKC. Applications are available online or you can request one from greerj@umkc.edu. Please submit an electronic version of the application and proposal (MS Word .doc or .docx file) to greerj@umkc.edu and a signed paper copy to Dr. Greer (106 Cockefair Hall).

http://www.umkc.edu/searchsite/how/index.shtml
Application Deadline: SEARCH is Sept. 16th. SUROP is March 18th.

UMKC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
UMKC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the UMKC School of Medicine offers a Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research. The graduate certificate program is comprised of 5 core courses (15 credit hours) including biostatistics, clinical research methodology, clinical trials, and epidemiology. It is a valuable credential for health care professionals who want in-depth exposure to essential tools needed to advance their research career.

https://med.umkc.edu/gc-clinical-research/
Application Deadline: June 1

Children's Mercy Hospital
Herbert A. Wenner, M.D. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Summer Research Fellowship

An infectious disease summer research fellowship is available at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Students are eligible to apply for the program if they have completed their first year of study in medical school. If accepted, the student will spend 8 weeks in the ID Research laboratory to complete a scholarly project. Click here for additional details.

Download or view:  CMH Pediatric Infectious Diseases Summer Scholars Program (PDF)

– Application due middle of March 15th.

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Pediatric Health Research Summer Scholars Program

This program is designed to provide students with a structured research experience in biomedical research. This is a highly competitive program offering 6 positions on an annual basis to work with selected principal investigators on their research studies. Summer scholars will serve as assistants for research activities within one of CM’s laboratories, clinics, or departments. Under the supervision of an investigator, summer scholars will assist in compiling, storing, and analyzing data and/or samples for a research study.

This program is primarily aimed at college students who have finished at least 2 years of their undergraduate education in a field related to medicine or allied health and have an interest in pursuing further education in the biomedical sciences (including research). All applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Download or view:  CM Health Research (PDF)

– Application due middle of March.

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Pediatric Orthopaedic Summer Scholar Program

Children’s Mercy Hospital has generously funded a summer scholar program for health science students to do research with orthopaedic staff and faculty in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. The purpose of this program is to address important questions that affect the health of Children’s Mercy patients and to introduce promising undergraduates, medical students, nursing, orthotics, OT and PT students to the fields of pediatric orthopaedics, & pediatric rehabilitation. The following are eligible: medical, nursing, PT, OT, orthotics, prosthetics, speech, and psychology, and graduate students in such fields as nutrition. Undergraduate students are also eligible if they submit a competitive proposal and have a specific research mentor identified.

Download or view:  CMH Pediatric Orthopedics (PDF)

 – Application deadline is December 1st.

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Pediatric Bioethics Summer Scholars Program

The Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center supports 1-3 Summer Scholars annually with an interest in Pediatric and Medical Ethics. Summer scholars will assist in the data collection and analysis on a designated research project, and also be exposed to a variety of hospital ethics over the course of the program. Our faculty fully support mentoring any student that may request working on a project of their own in the area of ethics. This program is primarily aimed at college students who have finished at least 2 years of their undergraduate education in a field related to medicine or allied health and have an interest in pursuing further education in the field of ethics. All applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Download or view:  CM Bioethics (PDF)

 – Application window is the month of February..

The Hornstra Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship in Psychiatry
The Hornstra Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship in Psychiatry

The Friends of Psychiatry Foundation funds a Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship in Psychiatry for the amount of $3,000. The student applicant must develop the project in coordination with a mentor that is a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. The application process is a simple one page (single space, not including references or budget plan) description of the proposed research project plus a description of how the money will be used.

Interested students should first fill out this form and send to the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Research. This will inform the School of Medicine of the intent to apply and ensure that the student is in good standing. The student can submit a curriculum vitae (including extracurricular activities and board scores if available) and the research proposal to Dr. Boutros and Dr. Hellings.

Deadline for submission is March 1st with a decision by March 15th.

UMKC Women's Council Graduate Assistance Fund
UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

Established in 1971, the GAF provides financial support to women currently enrolled in graduate programs or women first professional students in the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy. The fund is focused on the dimension beyond the classroom and thus does not fund tuition and textbooks. The funds are designed to assist with the completion of requirements for graduate and first professional degrees, to help facilitate studies beyond the classroom along with enriching and encouraging educational experiences. A maximum of $2,000 may be requested. Please keep in mind, the average GAF award is closer to $1,000

Deadline for submission is typically in November.
http://www.umkcwc.org/s/1236/subgroup.aspx?sid=1236&gid=3&pgid=343

Neurology Research & Scholar Award
Neurology Research and Scholar Award- $1,000

Up to two $1000 awards are being offered through the Children’s Mercy Hospital Philanthropy Fund for eligible UMKC medical students intent on pursuing research interests in neurology. The students will work on research projects with the Headache Research Group in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Mercy. The purpose of the award is to recognize the medical student’s achievements by offering travel support to attend and present their research at a professional scientific meeting in the field of neurology (e.g., the American Academy of Neurology Annual Conference). Students eligible for the award must either be BA/MD medical students in their 4th, 5th, or 6th years or MD program students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years. Students must also be willing to commit to at least 80 total research hours over the course of 12 months to be eligible; this time commitment does not have to be fulfilled prior to applying. Taking a medical school research elective month with the Neurology Department at Children’s Mercy Hospital also is highly encouraged but not required.

Interested students should first fill out this form and send to the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Research. This will inform the School of Medicine of the intent to apply and ensure that the student is in good standing. The student can then submit an unofficial university transcript, curriculum vitae including extracurricular activities and board scores if available, and one page cover letter describing your interest in this research experience and neurology to Madeline Boorigie. A scholarship award committee within the Headache Research Group will make selections. Finalists will interview with a member of the committee. Awardees will be selected based on their interest in neurology and neurology research, strength of academic performance, and the interview.

Deadline for submission is September 17 and selections will be made by Oct. 8.

Extramural Fellowships & Opportunities

Please contact Drs. Wacker, Dall, or Molteni or send an email to UMKC SOM Research (somresearch@umkc.edu) with additional questions.

Year Long Research Opportunities
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Student scholars engage in a closely mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, or nearby NIH facilities that matches their research interests and career goals. The MRSP is designed for U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an accredited medical, dental, or veterinary program who have completed their core clinical rotations. This does not exclude students with strong research interests from applying prior to having completed their clinical rotations. Participation in the MRSP is recommended after you have completed your first year of clinical rotations (i.e., third year of medical school).

Application Deadline: Check Website for detail
http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/mrsp/index.html

TL1 Research Training Programs
Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Training Program (TL1)

Provides a dedicated year of study to complete a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR) for students currently enrolled in a MD, PharmD, DDS, or DO program at a Frontiers affiliated institution and completed the basic science program requirements. During this time you will also complete a research project leading to a publishable paper. The TL1 program is sponsored by an NIH grant and provides you with a modest stipend during your year of study, tuition remission for coursework, travel funds to attend a national conference, and funds for the research project*.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://frontiersresearch.org/frontiers/TL1-training-program#overlay-context=clinical-doctoral-students

Washington University School of Medicine TL1 Clinical Research Program

The TL1 Predoctoral Program at Washington University provides career development for medical and allied healthcare students through didactic coursework, mentored training, work-in-progress research discussions, journal clubs, and conferences. This program involves a twelve-month research core, beginning June 1 and continuing through May 31 the following year. A mentor list is provided on the website. The TL1 program is sponsored by an NIH grant and provides you with a stipend during your year of study, tuition remission for coursework, travel funds to attend a national conference, and funds for the research project.

Application submissions open: November 1
Application deadline: February 14
https://crtc.wustl.edu/programs/predoctoral/tl1predoc/

Sarnoff Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Research
Sarnoff Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Research

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability. Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship. Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment. Fellowship awardees will receive a $32,000 stipend and travel funds for moving as well as to present research at conferences.

Application submissions open: August 
Application deadline: January 9, 2020
http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info

AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship

Research support for a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks, 30 hours or more per week, or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over 1 to 2 years, for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism. Funds from the fellowship are expected to be the major source of support for the student. Only one candidate from each school may be nominated.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/student_research.html

American Society of Hematology Physicians-Scientist Career Development Award
ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award

The Society’s Physician-Scientist Career Development Award is a new opportunity for medical students to gain experience in hematology research and to learn more about the specialty by immersing themselves in a yearlong laboratory, translational, or clinical investigation under the mentorship of an ASH member. The total amount of the award is $42,000, which includes $32,000 to support the trainee, $4,000 for research supplies, $4,000 for insurance and educational expenses and $2,000 for meeting.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Medical-Student/400.aspx

Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Year-Long Program
Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Year-Long Program

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research’s year-long medical student fellowship is for those who would like to spend a year focusing on anesthesiology research and receive additional training, and who have completed their core clinical rotations but have not yet graduated.

Application Deadline: Check website
http://faer.org/programs/medical-student-anesthesia-research-fellowship/

Research Fellowship at Northwestern University: Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine

Research Fellowship at Northwestern University: Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Infectious Disease
Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA)

G.E.R.M. was developed to provide grants to medical students to support a longitudinal mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases-related topics including HIV under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member. This program will replace the IDSA Medical Scholars and HIVMA Medical Students Programs. Acceptable projects include research, clinical training, medical education activities, quality improvement or antimicrobial stewardship, focused on ID/HIV. Activities include all facets of infectious diseases and HIV including epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. G.E.R.M. is a competitive grant opportunity and up to 60 projects are expected to be funded in 2019. Award: $4000

Application deadline: February 19
https://www.idsafoundation.org/our-initiatives/g-e-r-m/


Summer or Short-Term Research Opportunities
NIH Clinical Center Summer Internships
NIH Clinical Center Summer Internships

The NIH Clinical Center (CC) Summer Internship Program offers summer internships to students who are U.S citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled in high school, college, graduate programs, and health professional schools including nursing and medicine. Each year, more than 7,000 students apply to the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program. From this pool, approximately 50 students are selected to participate in the Clinical Center’s internship experience. At the Clinical Center— the nation’s largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research—students work with mentors who are researchers and health professionals; participate in the NIH Research Poster Day with results generated by their work in this summer program; and attend weekly lectures presented by NIH investigators.

Application deadline: Late November- March 1 each year
http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/students/summer_internships.html

NIH Clinical Center Clinical Electives
NIH Clinical Center Clinical Electives

The NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical Electives Program offers short term, 4- to 12-week clinically oriented elective rotations to senior medical or dental students in a multitude of specialty fields and biomedical disciplines at the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital devoted to human subject research. Elective rotations provide highly qualified students with the opportunity to have direct experience in the care of patients enrolled in investigational protocols under the direct mentorship of world renowned clinician-scientists. Participants also learn about the design and conduct of clinical trials and fundamental principles of translational medicine while evaluating or treating patients in clinic, or on the wards.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/students/clinical_electives.html

NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity
NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK 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 the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved problems. Prior research experience is not required. Students will be awarded a stipend of approximately $1900/month.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://medicalstudentdiabetesresearch.org/

You can also apply directly to individual NIDDK-sponsored Research Centers.

Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program in Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease

The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. Students need to participate for a minimum of two calendar months between June and August. SRTP offers three areas of emphasis: Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease. Students will receive stipends of approximately $1950 per month.

Application Deadline: See website, email stu.res@vanderbilt.edu for more information
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diabetes/srtp/index.php

University of Maryland School of Medicine SPORT program in diabetes, obesity, and nutrition

The SPORT program offers an 8-12 week program of mentored research training for medical students during the summer between the first and second year of medical school.

Program funding, application instructions and the application process and can be found at: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/sport/

TL1 Research Training Programs
Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Summer Research Training Program

The Summer Research Training Program is an adjunct to the 8-week summer program offered by clinic doctoral programs at KU Medical Center, UMKC, and KCUMB. It offers coursework to complement a mentored summer research experience. Medical students gain hands-on experience in an ongoing research project starting with a review of the literature and ending with written and oral presentations of their research at the Student Research Forum. Students will also complete coursework such as Introduction to Clinical Research, Introduction to Epidemiology and Introductory Biostatistics.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
http://frontiersresearch.org/frontiers/summer-research-training#overlay-context=

Washington University School of Medicine Clinical Research Training Program Summer Program

The summer predoctoral program provides a two-month research core, beginning June 1 and ending July 31. It provides training in clinical research design, conduct, analysis, ethics, and writing.

Application submissions open: November 1
Application deadline: February 14
https://crtc.wustl.edu/programs/predoctoral/tl1predoc/

ASPIRE

The Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) is an applied research opportunity at Washington University School of Medicine offered to current college students. The purpose of ASPIRE is to immerse young investigators in clinical research. The Program includes didactic sessions, seminars, and a hands-on mentored research experience for academic credit. Tuition is required but scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: February 20
http://crtc.wustl.edu/aspire

American Physiological Society
APS Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships

These fellowships support full-time 1st- through 3rd-year undergraduate students with minimal research experience to work 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established APS investigator and to attend the following year’s Experimental Biology meeting. The program is open to any undergraduate worldwide. Fellows receive $4,000 stipend and up to $1,300 in reimbursement for EB travel; hosts receives $300 unrestricted grant.

Application deadline: February 1 of each year
the-aps.org/ugsrf

APS Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships

These fellowships support full-time 2nd- through 4th-year undergraduate students with significant research experience to work for 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established APS investigator and to attend the following year’s Experimental Biology meeting. The program is open to any undergraduate worldwide. Fellows receive $4,000 stipend and up to $1,300 in reimbursement for EB travel; hosts receives $300 unrestricted grant.

Application deadline: February 1 of each year
the-aps.org/ugref

Cancer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program is an eight-week research program for first- and second-year students at US medical schools who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. Funded since 1977 by the National Cancer Institute, this program grants students the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research under the mentorship of MSK faculty. Additional support is provided by MSK’s Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training. Students will receive a stipend of $5,800 for 8 weeks of participation.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
https://www.mskcc.org/hcp-education-training/medical-students/summer-fellowship

Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Opportunities Program in Cancer Research

The Summer Opportunities Program through the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is designed to provide medical students with a hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer. Opportunities range from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research. Participants will work approximately 40 hours per week in the research office or lab of their assigned faculty mentor and will present their project results in a special symposium at the culmination of the program. In addition to completing a research project with a faculty mentor, participants will also engage in a variety of other activities as part of the program, including tours of state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research facilities and weekly seminars on current areas of research and career building tools. Students will be provided a $6,200 stipend.

Application Deadline: Jan. 31
https://siteman.wustl.edu/research/training-and-educational-opportunities/

MD Anderson Cancer Center Programs

1st Year Medical School Student Summer Program

A 10 week research experience in the summer for students in good academic standing that have completed their first year of medical school. Students are matched with a member of MD Anderson’s distinguished research and clinical faculty. Individual research projects are crafted by faculty mentors and reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution’s clinics and laboratories. Students receive a $5000 stipend to subsidize housing, meals and travel expenses.

Applications accepted from Nov. 30th- Jan 18th
https://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/summer-science-programs/first-year-medical-student-program/index.html

Summer Research Experiences in Cancer Prevention

The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) summer research experience is designed for undergraduate, graduate, and health professional students and provides mentored research experiences in a wide range of behavioral, quantitative, and basic science disciplines relevant to cancer prevention. This 10 week program includes career development and exploration activities. Students may not have other employment during the internship period. This fellowship pays a stipend up to $12.50 per hour, which is determined and funded by the National Cancer Institute R25E grant (R25-CA056452).

https://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/research-training/programs-and-courses/cancer-prevention-research-training-program/how-to-apply/summer-undergraduate-short-term-research-experience.html

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research program is a ten week research program for undergraduates interested in a basic science. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in any number of areas of biomedical research. Students will be part of our Summer Experience program, including a lecture series stressing basic, translational and clinical research as it relates to cancer. To qualify for the program, students must have successfully completed their first two years of undergraduate training in science.

https://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/summer-science-programs/summer-undergraduate-research-program/index.html

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Translational Oncology Program

The CUPID Summer Translational Oncology Program is a laboratory-based research experience designed to introduce rising second year medical students to oncology. The program is jointly administered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU), Indiana University School of Medicine (IU), and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Our mission is to address the impending shortage of practicing oncologists within the US, and to cultivate an interest in cancer treatment and research among a diverse body of compassionate medical students. The program runs for a total of 10 weeks (May 28 – August 2, 2019).  Within these dates, students can select an 8-week period that best conforms to the academic calendar of their home medical school.

Due Date: Jan. 23
https://public.onc.jhmi.edu/cupid/

Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Injury Research Program for Medical Students

The Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital sponsors an annual Injury Research Program for medical students. This is an 8 week summer research opportunity to provide research training to future physician-scientists and introduce them to the field of injury research and prevention. There is a $3000 stipend to help cover travel and living expenses.

Application Deadline: Feb. 6th
http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/cirp-national-student-injury-research-training-program

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.
The minimum time of the program is 10 weeks starting in May. A weekly stipend will be awarded ($400-480) and group housing will be provided at no cost.
Application deadline: Opens October 1st. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to get materials in by mid-December.
https://www.stjude.org/education-training/predoctoral-training/internships/pediatric-oncology-education-poe-program.html

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Summer Research Internship Program

The Summer Research Internship Program provides training for undergraduate, graduate and medical students in Health Sciences who wish to learn the rationale, design strategies, methods and other aspects of biomedical research as research assistants. Participants engage in studies under the direct supervision of investigators who are members of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s faculty and staff. In addition to the educational benefits, research assistants are also compensated.

Application deadline: TBA
http://www.chp.edu/research/about/training-program

JACK’s Scholars at Virginia Commonwealth

JACK’s Summer Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to view the world of neonatology and pediatric subspecialties through clinical mentoring and research. Summer scholars have the opportunity to work with the neonatal team as they provide care and conduct research related to infant and maternal health. Specific emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of multidisciplinary hospital care. The program also enables participants to explore medical career opportunities in pediatric subspecialties such as general surgery, anesthesiology, neurosurgery and infectious diseases.

Application Deadline: Feb. 1
https://pediatrics.vcu.edu/pediatric_specialties/neonatal/jacks.html

Washington University Pediatric Student Research Program

Opportunity at Washington University School of Medicine for undergraduate, graduate, and high school seniors to introduce research to young investigators to further their interest in research. Seminars and a mentored research experience is provided during the two month program.

Application Due: Dec. 1 to Feb 1
http://pediatrics.wustl.edu/pediatricstudentresearchprogram/

Orthopaedic Surgery
UAB School of Medicine Orthopaedic Research Fellowship

This is a year-long training opportunity for students interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career. This is ideally suited for students between their 3rd and 4th year and is a blend of research (70%) and clinical (30%) experiences. The completion of the research fellowship guarantees a residency interview with UAB. The current stipend is $25,000 and currently applications are being accepted for two positions.

Application Deadline: For information, please contact Dr. Brent Ponce.
http://www.uab.edu/medicine/surgery/orthopaedics/education-training/research-fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery Summer Orthopaedic Research Opportunity

This Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is an 8-week program for medical students who have completed their first year of medical school. The fellowship program is built around a summer research project that is directed by an orthopaedic surgeon or scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery. A  stipend will be provided.

Application Deadline: February 16th
https://www.hss.edu/medical-student-summer-research-fellowship.asp

Dermatology
Medical student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer

American Skin Association (ASA) invites grant applications from medical students working actively in the areas of melanoma and skin cancer. Applicants must be working actively in areas related to dermatology. Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project.
There is no age requirement. Awards are for $7000.

Application deadline: October 1
http://www.americanskin.org/research/pdf/medical_student_grants_2016.pdf

Pathology
KUMC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Post-Sophomore Fellowship

Students desiring a very special opportunity to gain clinical and research experience in pathology should consider applying for the Post-Sophomore Fellowship (PSF) open each academic year in the department. One to two students will be selected and will be expected to perform rotations and duties similar to first-year residents in pathology. This will provide the student a unique avenue to expand his or her current knowledge base through hands-on experience in a hospital setting. One-half year of basic science laboratory research with departmental faculty may be available for qualifying students. Students will be provided a stipend.

Application deadline: TBA
http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/pathology/undergraduate-medical-education-programs/post-sophomore-fellowship-(psf).html

Anesthesia
Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program

The summer fellowship sponsored by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research provides medical students with an eight-week research experience within an academic anesthesiology department. During the fellowship, students participate in research and training activities, as well as clinical anesthesia activities. In addition, medical student summer fellows have the opportunity to make a scientific presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting. A stipend is provided.

Application Deadline: Jan 31
http://faer.org/programs/msarf-summer-program/

Aging
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

The 2017 MSTAR Program is sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research and the National Institutes on Aging and provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics with the mentorship of top experts in the field. The program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. Students participate in 8 to 12 week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics. Research projects are offered in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research. Students can apply to train at the National Training Center sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Students must select a sponsor/mentor to apply. Stipends will be awarded.

Application Deadline: Jan. 27
http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar

Emergency Medicine
George Washington School of Medicine Summer Research Internship

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers college students the opportunity to participate in clinical research projects. Undergraduate students and medical students can apply and the program runs approximately from May 22nd until August 11th. Hourly compensation will be provided.

Applications open Dec. 1 and close Jan. 29
https://smhs.gwu.edu/emed/research/summer-internship

Health Policy
Health Policy Fellowship Initiative

The Fellowships are intensive exercises in real-world policy and advocacy. Fellows complete a practicum at the state society and also complete a mandatory curriculum in health economics, health policy, public policy, and government relations. The Fellow will work for the Government Relations and Advocacy Department in whatever capacity is necessary for the society. This includes but is not limited to advocacy, policy, legislative issues, and lobbying. Fellows will spend between 6-8 weeks with the state medical society and will receive between a $1500-$2000 stipend from the state or specialty society.

http://www.healthpolicyfellowship.org/

Ophthalmology/Vision
Unite for Sight

As a global health delivery organization, Unite For Sight partners with local eye clinics to identify community-specific barriers that impede effective eye care delivery for patients living in extreme poverty. They work with the local clinics to develop strategies to overcome these barriers through sustainable systems of care. The programs are designed to continually enhance global health delivery, both locally with eye clinic partners and on a global scale. They review cutting-edge literature about global health delivery and share information gleaned from this research with eye clinic partners so they can apply new practices in the field. They also develop research projects by recruiting volunteers to serve as Global Impact Fellows. They work with the Fellows to design and implement research studies that contribute to understanding about healthcare delivery.

Fellows can participate in short term or long term trips, ranging from 1 to 10 weeks or more.

http://www.uniteforsight.org/

Community Health
Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship Program in Community Health

Description: “The Student Summer Fellowship grant award includes a $3,000 stipend for a 10 week period during which fellowship recipients undertake a research or service project focused on community health and cultural competency issues.”
Expected time commitment: 10 weeks
Location: Any approved off-site location
Contact/Mentor: Lisa Podhayny lisa@gold-foundation.org
or call 201-567-7999 EXT. 10

http://www.gold-foundation.org/programs/student-summer-fellowships/

Endocrinology
Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship

The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students, and first year graduate school students to pursue careers in endocrinology. The Society provides a stipend to each award recipient to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer.

Deadline: January 4
https://www.endocrine.org/awards/research-fellowship-awards/summer-research-fellowships

Neurology
Huntington’s Disease

The Huntington Disease Society of America accepts applications for the Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship. The fellowship covers covers summer funding for undergraduate life science students, pre-medical students and first-year medical students to complete a 10-week research project under the direction of an established Huntington’s disease (HD) researcher at an accredited institution in the United States.

Application Deadline: March 2
http://hdsa.org/hd-research/the-donald-a-king-summer-research-fellowship/

Public Health
Washington University Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program

Application Deadline: Feb. 1
https://publichealth.wustl.edu/resources/summer-research-program/

Infectious Disease
Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (G.E.R.M.) sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA)

G.E.R.M. was developed to provide grants to medical students to support a longitudinal mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases-related topics including HIV under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member. This program will replace the IDSA Medical Scholars and HIVMA Medical Students Programs. Acceptable projects include research, clinical training, medical education activities, quality improvement or antimicrobial stewardship, focused on ID/HIV. Activities include all facets of infectious diseases and HIV including epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. G.E.R.M. is a competitive grant opportunity and up to 60 projects are expected to be funded in 2019. Award: $4000

Application deadline: February 19
https://www.idsafoundation.org/our-initiatives/g-e-r-m/

Under-represented Medical Student Research Opportunities
Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship
Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship

The Summer Research Fellowship was created through grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Mayo Clinic. This comprehensive training program lasts eight to 10 weeks and prepares underrepresented students for careers in clinical care and patient-oriented research. Students usually participate in the program in the summer between their first and second years of medical school. Students receive a stipend, housing, and travel reimbursement.

Application Deadline: March 1
https://www.mayo.edu/msgme/diversity-programs/summer-research-fellowship

Visiting Research Internship Summer Program at Harvard
Visiting Research Internship Summer Program at Harvard

The VRIP is an 8-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical 1st or 2nd year medical students’ interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational careers. Students participate in mentored research, weekly seminars, career development, and networking. Underrepresented minorities and or/disadvantaged individuals are encouraged to apply. Contact Danyellé Thorpe, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email pfdd_dcp@hms.harvard.edu for an application.

Application Deadline: December 21
https://mfdp.med.harvard.edu/dcp-programs/medicalgraduate/visiting-research-internship-program

Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Summer Fellowships in Substance Abuse and Addiction
Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Summer Fellowships in Substance Abuse and Addiction

The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The experience includes a stipend for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. A stipend and travel support to present research at the AACAP annual meeting is provided.

Application Deadline: March 1
http://www.aacap.org/aacap/awards/

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students
HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students

This award seeks to fund African American/Black and Latino/a medical students interested in HIV vaccine research. The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Projects can be short term (2-4 months, maximum award of $20,000) or long term (9-12 months, maximum award of $60,000).

Application deadline: Deadline for initial contact with mentors is December 7 and application deadline is January 4
http://www.hvtn.org/ramp

APS STRIDE Fellowships for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students
APS STRIDE Fellowships for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students

The APS STRIDE fellowship provides hands-on summer research experience for underrepresented undergraduate students interested in exploring biomedical research careers. The program provides exposure to the core National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) mission areas of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend to work for 10 weeks in the lab of an APS member and up to $1,200 in reimbursement for EB travel; hosts receive $500 unrestricted grant. Accommodations are available for students with disabilities.

Application deadline: February 1 
the-aps.org/stride

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship

AAUW awards Selected Professions Fellowships to women of ethnic minority groups (who have been historically underrepresented in medicine) who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have achieved high standards of academic excellence and show promise of distinction in their respective fields. Students can apply for funding for their 3rd or 4th year of medical school study only. The award amount is for $5,000-$18,000.

Application Deadline: January 10
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/

American Society of Hematology Minority Medical Student Award Program
American Society of Hematology Minority Medical Student Award Program

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is your chance to learn about the field of hematology, gain first-hand research experience, and get valuable guidance from both a research and career development mentor. The MMSAP is part of the Minority Recruitment Initiative, which was created to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in hematology. The MMSAP is designed to introduce minority medical students to hematology and hematology research through the following 8- to 12-week research options: Summer research experience for minority medical students between their first and second year of medical school, to be conducted during the summer break with a laboratory- or clinically-based hematology investigator. Flexible research experience for minority medical students in their first, second, or third year of medical school, to be completed over the course of a year (approximately 320-480 hour commitment). As part of this experience, students collaborate with an ASH member who serves as their research mentor. Program participants are also paired with an ASH member who serves as a career-development mentor throughout the participants’ medical schooling and residency. Participants will receive a stipend and travel allowance to attend the ASH annual meeting.

Application deadline: Feb 1 (requesting a mentor application Dec 15)
http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Medical-Student/383.aspx

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program is an eight-week research program for first- and second-year students at US medical schools who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. Funded since 1977 by the National Cancer Institute, this program grants students the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research under the mentorship of MSK faculty. Additional support is provided by MSK’s Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training. Students will receive a stipend of $5,800 for 8 weeks of participation.

Application deadline: Check website for detail
https://www.mskcc.org/hcp-education-training/medical-students/summer-fellowship

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research

http://pritzker.uchicago.edu/page/pritzker-school-medicine-experience-research

Archives

2019

Submissions & Posters
2019 Health Sciences Student Research Summit
  • The event is April 17, 2019 in the Student Union (Rm 401) from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science
  • Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.
  • Research Administration will put up SOM posters.
    School of Medicine HSSRS Policy.
SOM Judging of Student Posters/Presentations
SOM students will be assigned specific times for their poster & presentation to be judged.

Student poster presentations will be judged by a SOM faculty member and you will be notified of your approximate judge time. Awards are available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for the BA/MD students and 1st place for the post-graduate students.

Awards provided in memory of former faculty member and surgeon – Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS

UMKC shuttle bus info – www.umkc.edu/transportation/ UMKC permit parking available in the Cherry St. Parking Garage (5005 Oak Street)

SOM Awards
Medical Students Graduate Students
  • 1st place poster/presentation    • 1st place poster/presentation
Keerthi Gondi, “Symptomatic Versus Asymptomatic Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in Children.” Kathryn Kyler, “The Association of Weight with Drug Dosing Variation in Children Hospitalized with Asthma.”
  • 2nd place   • 2nd place poster/presentation
Nikhil Havaldar, “Epidemiology of Human Rhinovirus in School-Aged Children and Adolescents with Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Infection.” Poghni Peri-Okonny, “Blood Pressure Variability and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.”
  • 3rd place
Yicheng Bao, “Visual Field Loss in Patients with Diabetes in the Absence of Clinically-Detectable Vascular Retinopathy.”
Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
Helpful links
How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

2018

Abstracts & Poster Submissions
  • Download the 2018 Poster Template.
  • Complete the Submission form on the REDCap portal.
  • Select abstract title carefully! It should match your poster title.
  • The submission form and posters due March 22, 2018.
2018 Health Sciences Student Research Summit
  • The event is April 18, 2018 in the Student Union (Rm 401) from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science
  • Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.
  • Research Administration will put up SOM posters.
    School of Medicine HSSRS Policy.
SOM Awards
Medical Students Graduate Students
  • 1st place poster/presentation    • 1st place poster/presentation

Chizitam Ibezim, “Long Term Outcomes of Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacment in Children.”

Chizitam was mentored by Geetha Raghuveer, MD.

Firas Al Badarin, MD, MSCR, “Utilization of Radiation-saving Practices with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Temporal.”

Firas was mentored by John Spertus, MD.

  • 2nd place

Kelly Kapp, “Cardiac Valve Replacement Associated with Higher Values of Glycocalyx Production in Viridans Streptococcal Endocarditis.”

Kelly was mentored by Lawrence Dall, MD.

  • 3rd place

Mahnoor Malik, “Purification and Crystallization of Diphtheria Toxin for X-Ray Analysis.”

Mahnoor was mentored by Alexey S. Ladokhin, MD.

Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
SOM Judging of Student Posters/Presentations
SOM students will be assigned specific times for their poster & presentation to be judged.

Student poster presentations will be judged by a SOM faculty member and you will be notified of your approximate judge time. Awards are available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for the BA/MD students and 1st place for the post-graduate students.

Awards provided in memory of former faculty member and surgeon – Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS

UMKC shuttle bus info – www.umkc.edu/transportation/ UMKC permit parking available in the Cherry St. Parking Garage (5005 Oak Street)

Helpful links
How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

2017

Abstracts & Poster Submissions
  • Word Limit 350—no images.
  • Download the 2017 Poster template
  • Review the 2017 HSSRS SOM Poster Guidelines
  • Select abstract title carefully! It should match your poster title.
  • Student’s mentor will need to approve abstract submission—email will automatically be generated to mentor at time of submission.
  • Please make sure to input your advisor’s preferred email address.
  • Abstracts and poster submissions will be due March 17, 2017. Posters are submitted to Research Administration.
April 26, 2017 Health Sciences Student Research Summit
  • The event is April 26th in the Student Union (Rm 401) from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science
  • Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.
  • Research Administration will put up SOM posters.
    School of Medicine HSSRS Policy.
SOM Awards
Medical Students Graduate Students (currently enrolled)
  • 1st place poster/presentation (tie)   • 1st place poster/presentation

Kayla Briggs, “Development of a Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Tertiary Referral Center within the Veterans Affairs Medical System: Early Experiences.” – Kayla was mentored by Farzad Alemi, MD, MS.

Sai Vanam, “Effects of Cryopreservation on Structure and Quality of Corneal Tissue.” – Sai was mentored by Peter Koulen, PhD.

Yashashwi Pokharel, MD, MSCR, “Heterogeneity in Treatment Effect in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease: Insights from the CLEVER Trial.” -Yashashwi was mentored by Kim Smolderen, PhD.
  • 2nd place
Claire Smith, “The Cost and Potential Avoidability of Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Drug Reactions.” Claire was mentored by Jennifer L. Goldman MD, MS.
Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
SOM Judging of Student Posters/Presentations
SOM students will be assigned specific times for their poster & presentation to be judged.

Student poster presentations will be judged by a SOM faculty member and you will be notified of your approximate judge time. Awards are available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for the BA/MD students and 1st place for the post-graduate students.

Awards provided in memory of former faculty member and surgeon – Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS

UMKC shuttle bus info – www.umkc.edu/transportation/ UMKC permit parking available in the Cherry St. Parking Garage (5005 Oak Street)

Helpful links
How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

2016

Abstracts & Poster Submissions
  • Word Limit 350—no images.
  • Due by March 2, 2016 to online portal.
  • Select abstract title carefully! It should match your poster title.
  • Student’s mentor will need to approve abstract submission—email will automatically be generated to mentor at time of submission.
  • Please make sure to input your advisor’s preferred email address.
April 13, 2016 – Health Sciences Student Research Summit
  • Volker Campus Student Union, 4th floor – Room 401
  • 3-5:00 pm Student Poster Presentations
  • Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science
  • Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.
  • Research Administration will put up SOM posters.
SOM Awards
Medical Students Graduate Students (currently enrolled)
  • 1st place poster/presentation   • 1st place poster/presentation
Danielle Cunningham“Astroblastoma: Identifying Critical Radiologic Features”
UMKC mentor is Lisa Hutchison, MD and Natasha Acosta, MD
Shilpa Babbar, “Acute Fetal Behavioral Response to Prenatal Yoga: A Single Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial (TRY Yoga)”
UMKC mentors are Dev Maulik, MD and Karen Williams, PhD
  • 2nd place
Gaurav Anand“Pharmacological Control Of Oxidative Stress-mediated Effects on Endocannabinoid Signaling Pathways”
UMKC mentors are Christa Montgomery, Ahsan Hussain, Heather Johnson, Peter Koulen, PhD
  • 3rd place
Chelsea Shapland, “Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) Increases Cardiac Contractility and Induces Cardiac Mechanical Alternans which are Eliminated by FGFR4 Antibody Treatment and a PLC Inhibitor”
UMKC mentor is Mike Wacker, PhD
Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
SOM Judging of Student Posters/Presentations

Students should check-in at the HSSRS registration table in the Student Union, 4th floor (5100 Cherry St.) before 3pm.

SOM students will be assigned specific times for their poster & presentation to be judged.

The SOM students presenting posters will be judged by SOM faculty.  Students will be judged by two faculty members and will be notified of your judging times. Awards are available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for the BA/MD students and 1st place for the post-graduate students.

Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS

UMKC shuttle bus info – www.umkc.edu/transportation/ UMKC permit parking available in the Cherry St. Parking Garage (5005 Oak Street)

Helpful links

How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

2015

Abstracts & Poster Submissions
  • Word Limit 350—no images.
  • Due by February 25th to online portal.
  • Select abstract title carefully! It should match your poster title.
  • Student’s mentor will need to approve abstract submission—email will automatically be generated to mentor at time of submission.
April 2, 2015 – Health Sciences Student Research Summit - Pierson Hall, Volker Campus
  • 3-5:30 pm Student Poster Presentations
  • Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science
  • Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.
  • Research Administration will put up SOM posters.
SOM Awards
Medical Students Graduate Students (currently enrolled)
  • 1st place poster/presentation   • 1st place poster/presentation
Kayla Briggs “Enterovirus D68 Illness in Hospitalized Children under 24 Months of Age – mentored at UMKC by Rangaraj Selvrangan, Ferdaus Hassan, Mary Anne Jackson, and Jennifer E. Schuster” Tim Fendler “Alignment of Do-Not-Resuscitate Status with Patients’ Likelihood of Favorable Neurological Survival after In-hospital Cardiac Arrest – mentored by John Spertus, Fengming Tang, and Paul Chan”
  • 2nd place (tie)
Megan Litzau “Medical Students’ NBME Subject Exam Preparation Habits and Their Predictive Effects on Actual Scores – mentored by at UMKC by Angellar Manguvo, Jennifer Quaintance, and Stefanie Ellison”
  • 2nd place (tie)
Supriya Dasari and Susamita Kesh “Smooth Muscle Actin (SMA1) Stain Lungs and Heart on Strains of CUX-1 Transgenic Mice – mentored by at UMKC Agostino Molteni and Betty Herndon”
Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
SOM Judging of Student Posters/Presentations

Students should check-in at the HSSRS registration table in the Student Union, 4th floor (5100 Cherry St.) before 3pm.

SOM students will be assigned specific times for their poster & presentation to be judged.

UMKC shuttle bus info – www.umkc.edu/transportation/ UMKC permit parking available in the Cherry St. Parking Garage (5005 Oak Street)

Helpful links

How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

2014

Abstracts & Poster Submissions

Word Limit 350—no images.

Due by February 24th to online portal.

Select abstract title carefully! It should match your poster title.

Student’s mentor will need to approve abstract submission—email will automatically be generated to mentor at time of submission.

Email Poster to: SomResearch@umkc.edu

April 17, 2014 – Health Sciences Student Research Summit

3-5:30 pm Student Poster Presentations

Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science

Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.

Research Administration will put up and take down SOM posters. Students will be responsible for coordinating with Office of Research Administration a pick-up time for their poster after the event.

SOM Awards
Medical Students Graduate Students (currently enrolled)
  • 1st place poster/presentation   • 1st place poster/presentation
Jacob Voelkel“FGF and Notch Signaling Hierarchy in Sensory Neurogenesis.” Timothy Fendler“Provider Variability and Characteristics Associated with Bivalirudin Use for Bleeding Avoidance in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention after Implementation of a Decision Support Tool.”
  • 2nd place   • 2nd place
Jeet MehtaComparison of Echocardiographic Methods to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Survivors of Pediatric Cancer.” Anna Grodzinsky“Relationship between Prescription of Diabetes Friendly Beta-Blockers and Glucose Control after an Acute Myocardial Infarction.”
  • 3rd place
Keliang Xiao“Do Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Achalasia Depend on the Manometric Subtype?”Apurva Bhatt and Peter Lazarz“An Evaluation of the Control of Diabetes at the Sojourner Free Health Clinic.”

Awards provided in memory of former faculty member Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS

SOM Judging of Student Posters/Presentations

Students should check-in at the HSSRS registration table in the Student Union, 4th floor (5100 Cherry St.) before 3pm.

SOM students will be assigned specific times for their poster & presentation to be judged.

UMKC shuttle bus info – www.umkc.edu/transportation/ UMKC permit parking available in the Cherry St. Parking Garage (5005 Oak Street)

2013

Abstracts

Word Limit 350—no images.

Due by February 8th to online portal.

Select abstract title carefully! It should match your poster title.

Student’s mentor will need to approve abstract submission—email will automatically be generated to mentor at time of submission.

SOM AWARD WINNERS from the 2013 Health Sciences Student Research Summit
1st Place $500 Asha Nookala
2nd Place $400 Hirak Shah
3rd Place $300 Fizza Abbas
4th Place $200 Joshua Williams
5th Place $100 Caitlyn Nickols
Poster and Presentation awards are in memory of Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD.2013 Award Winners

2013 Award Winners:
Hirak Shah, Joshua Williams, Dr. Molteni, Caitlin Nickols, Asha Nookala, Fizza Abbas

April 4, 2013 – Health Sciences Student Research Summit

2 pm Speaker, Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM President and CEO of KCALSI will speak at the Student Union’s Theater.

3-6 pm Student Poster Presentations

Schools participating include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Engineering and Arts & Science

Shuttle service (wheelchair accessible) available between Hospital Hill and Student Union 12:30 – 6:00 pm.

Students should be prepared to give 3-5 minutes presentation to viewers –allow 5 minutes for questions.

Research Administration will put up and take down SOM posters. Students will be responsible for coordinating with Office of Research Administration a pick-up time for their poster after the event.

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SOM Student Poster Presentations video
Helpful links

How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

2012

SOM Health Sciences Student Research Summit Award Winners

UMKC SOM Alumni Association Awards ($250 each)
Erin Burns
Matthew Goers

UMKC SOM Faculty Awards in memory of Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
1st Place ($300) – Heather Anderson
2nd Place ($200) – Sreeharsha Nandyala
3rd Place ($100) – Vanessa Smith

HSSRS 2012 Booklet

YouTube Video

2011

Excellence in Student Research Winners and Abstracts

UMKC SOM Alumni Association Awards
Poster – Sarah Jennison $250
Oral Presentation – Nikoo Cheraghi $250

UMKC SOM Faculty Awards in memory of Loredana Brizio Molteni, MD, FACS
Poster 1st Place – Sarah Jennison $300
Poster 2nd Place – Amy Patel $200
Poster 3rd Pace – Kathleen Doo $100
Oral Presentation 1st Place – Neeti Desai $300
Oral Presentation 2nd Place – AshleyAbraham $200
Oral Presentation 3rd Place – Jessica Curry $100

SRD Booklet 2011

Oral Presentations

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

The 10th annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit (HSSRS) will be a virtual online event the week of May 17th to 21st  2021.

The UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit enables members of the UMKC health sciences community to display poster or live PowerPoint presentations in a forum that:

  • Highlights the health sciences research being conducted in the UMKC Schools of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, Pharmacy, and Computing and Engineering;
  • Fosters research collaborations across disciplines and schools that will produce economic, health, education and quality-of-life benefits for the greater Kansas City community.

Registration is open for the event until May 13th 2021. Please go to https://redcap.umkc.edu/surveys/?s=TT3E9JWNHC to register.

There are two presentation formats, virtual asynchronous poster or a 7-minute live PowerPoint presentation.

There are four presentation categories. Please load your slides or poster to one of the following categories by May 13th 2021.

Undergraduate, BA MD, MD 1 to 4
Graduate, Masters, PhD, Resident, Fellow, MS 5 & 6

Canvas link for the Health Sciences Student Research Summit (https//:med.umkc.edu/hssrs)

Zoom for Verbal Presentations:
Meeting ID: 972 2398 8298
Passcode: HSSR2021

 

SOM HSSRS Policy HSSRS Archives

 

HSSRS 2020 Winners

Graduate Clinical Poster: 25 Posters

1st Place: Mark Gray, Masters Student SBCS: Bone Strain Alters Cardiac Function Mentor: Michael Wacker, SOM

2nd Place: Suma Ancha, SOM MS VI: Electronic Health Record Functionality: Medical Students’ Perspective Mentor: No Mentor listed.

3rd Place: 3 way tie

3rd Place: Brooke Jacobson, PharmD YR4: Development of a Cystic Fibrosis Specific Antibiogram Mentor: Claire Elson, CMH

3rd Place: Rachna Talluri, SOM MS V: The influence of maturity on the relationship between the triglyceride/HDL ratio and vascular health in children and adolescents with dyslipidemia Mentor: David White, CMH

3rd Place: Brandon Wesche, SOM MS VI: Transcriptome Changes after Glucocorticoids for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Graduate Oral Powerpoint Presentation: 15 Presentations

1st Place: Darya Tajfiroozeh, SOM MS VI: Immune profiling of dexamethasone response in treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

2nd Place: Andrew Peterson, SOM MS V: Development and Validation of the Nasal Outcome Score for Epistaxis in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (NOSE HHT) Mentor: Jay Piccirillo, Wash U.

3rd Place: Emily Boschert, SOM MS VI: 22 Years of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Firearm Injuries: The Carnage Continue Mentor: Richard Schwend, CMH

Undergraduate Poster: 35 applicants

1st Place: Adnan Islam, SOM MS IV: rfaZ’s Role in Escherichia coli Neonatal Sepsis: In-Vitro Bacterial Growth Mentor: Susana Chavez-Bueno, CMH

2nd Place: Som P Singh, SOM MS III: Mental Health Outcomes of Early-Entrance to College Students: A Cross Sectional Study Mentor: Jianwei Jiao, SOM

3rd Place : Shil Shah, MS III: The Effects of Necrotizing Enterocolitis on Cytoskeletal Genes in Gut Epithelium Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Undergraduate Oral Powerpoint Presentations – 7 applicants

1st Place: Madhavi Murali, SOM MS IV: Challenges of interpreting Naranjo causality assessment of pediatric adverse drug reactions Mentor: Jennifer Goldman, CMH

2nd Place: Aarya Ramprasad, SOM MS II: Contributions to Health Disparities Observed in the COVID19 Pandemic Mentor: Bridgette Jones, SOM

3rd Place: Victoria Shi, SOM MS II: Transcriptome Analysis of Patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan-Nichols, SOM

Helpful links
How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.

Student Research

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Research Opportunities for Students

The School of Medicine faculty encourages students to participate in research projects in any field of interest. Commitment time can vary, from a summer rotation to a year or more depending on the opportunity.

Getting Started

 

Open Research Opportunities

 

Presenting Research

The UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit is an event where students can showcase their research through poster and oral presentations. Several cash prizes are awarded based on excellence.

April 11, 2014 marked the inaugural Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day at the School of Medicine, an annual event giving students, residents, fellows and faculty an opportunity to present their research and learn from experts in the field.

Potential Research Funding

Sarah Morrison Award: The goal of the Sarah Morrison Award is to help students learn the value and application of research in the study and practice of medicine by providing funds (up to $3,000) to support the expenses of such research.

Required Research Compliance

It is the responsibility of the students’ mentors to implement the requirements of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for studies involving animals and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as applicable, for studies involving human research subjects.  In addition, mentors and students are responsible for conducting their research in accordance within University and institutional affiliates’ research policies.

 

For More Information

Frequently Asked Student Research Questions
Getting Started in Student Research

Office of Research Administration
UMKC School of Medicine, Rm M4-308
somresearch@umkc.edu

FAQs

What are the benefits of doing research as a medical student?

There are a variety of benefits of conducting research as a medical student, including:

  • Students can shape their curricula and cross-train in areas beyond the conventional medical curriculum.
  • Research should enable a deeper understanding of the clinical field by providing a period of learning with respect to critical thinking, reviewing and interpreting the literature, experimental design, data interpretation and communication.
  • Increased confidence to investigate conundrums encountered in clinical care. The ability to understand and integrate new knowledge into clinical practice is a necessary quality of good physicians.
  • By balancing research, course work, and rotations, students learn to juggle disparate obligations as a physician.
  • Exposure to physician-scientists as a career choice.
  • Exposure to student research may help in the required efforts to continually read and update one’s approach to patient care for retraining medical licensure and specialty board certification.
  • May lead to possible publication, which may positively influence selection into some highly competitive residencies (although, not necessarily in the primary care specialties).
What types of research are available?

Student research opportunities fluctuate both in quantity and type. Students can be involved with anything from laboratory experiment techniques to chart reviews and clinical trials. Students are encouraged to be flexible in the type of research they are willing to pursue, as many specialties do not conduct research at UMKC or its affiliates. The Director of Student Research will help students find a project that can relate to those specialties. (For example, dermatology or plastic surgery.)

When can I start a student research project?

It is generally recommended for students to not start research until Year 3 due to the high academic load in Years 1 and 2; it is also recommended to initiate research prior to beginning Year 6. Years 1 and 2 is a great time to establish relationships with potential mentors and to decide if they want to pursue an original research concept.

Do I need research experience?

Students do not need any research experience prior to beginning their research experience as a medical student. Students with experience, however, may get matched with more advanced opportunities.

What is the expected time commitment?

Students have the opportunity to do two one-month research electives; in order to get credit for research, they need to speak with their advisor. These electives are very short so many students choose to do research for a longer period but on their own time (no additional credit); some students also choose to do research on the side (not by the elective) because they want to use that elective opening for something else they cannot do on their own. When doing research on their own time, students can work with their mentor on their availability.

Do I need funding to do research?

No, but students are encouraged to apply for a Sarah Morrison Award—a grant-like opportunity for students. The Sarah Morrison Award is a great resource for students who have their own research idea, but it can also be used to supplement an ongoing research project established by a mentor.

Where do I start?

See the information and links located at: https://med.umkc.edu/student-research/getting-started/

Do I need to have an original research idea?

No, students can be paired with a mentor who has their own ongoing research projects. If a student has an idea, Dr. Wacker, Dr. Dall, and Dr. Molteni will help to identify a mentor who will guide you through the research process. Students will original ideas are encouraged to apply for a Sarah Morrison Award—a grant-like opportunity for UMKC medical students.

Do I need to know anything about working with human or animal subjects?

See the information and links located at: https://med.umkc.edu/student-research/getting-started/

Sarah Morrison Student Research Award

Goal and Objectives
The goal of the Sarah Morrison Award is to help students learn the value and application of research in the study and practice of medicine by providing funds to support the expenses of such research. Students may be involved in and learn about a wide variety of research activities based on their interests. It may be in the basic sciences or in clinical medicine. Students may develop their own hypothesis and work plan, or work on an established research project with their mentor.

It is expected that the student shall present the results of the research at a SOM student research event (i.e., the UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit) or similar venue as recommended by Research Administration.

Student proposals approved by the review committee may result in an award of up to $3,000 under the control of the student’s research mentor. The funds will be used for expenses related to the project. The deadline is November 15 at noon.

Receipt of a Sarah Morrison Student Research Award does not guarantee the research project may be conducted or started. The project must comply with all institutional requirements including determinations and decisions by the University Compliance committees (Institutional Review Board, Radiation Safety Committee, Privacy Board, etc.,), comply with University and hospital affiliate research policies and other requirements set by the School of Medicine or hospital affiliate especially in regard to patient privacy or patient activities.

 

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