Inspiring current and future scientists across the globe
Since 1971, our Biomedical Research Department has funded scholarships to undergraduate students to participate in a 10-week, full-time mentored research summer program.
In the summer of 2021, the program was expanded to Florida with scholars in Jacksonville and Orlando. Students each met regularly with their physician scientist or clinician scientist mentors to work on two to three projects from assaying cytokines in breast milk and coding radiograph findings to chart abstractions and literature reviews. The program leveraged a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual activities including didactic lectures, research seminars, an alumni panel discussion and student-led journal clubs — engaging participants from all locations.
At the conclusion of the program, students shared their poster presentations with faculty and provided oral presentations virtually to the community, family and friends.