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Call for Applications for the VCU IMSD research training program

Calling future researchers!
The Center on Health Disparities is excited to request applications for:
The VCU Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) research training program.
We are looking to recruit eager young biomedical researchers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are excited to engage in a research intensive curriculum and a long term biomedical research experience.
More details about what the program has to offer can be found on the attached flyer.
The deadline for applications is: March 15th 2017
If you have any further questions about the program please contact myself
Dr. Sarah Golding, Director of the VCU Undergraduate IMSD program
For questions regarding the application process please contact.
Ms Khiana Meade
IMSD Program Coordinator
We look forward to reviewing your applications!

Dr. Hamid Akbarali – VCU IMSD Principal Investigator
Dr. Joyce Lloyd – VCU IMSD Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Teraya Donaldson – VCU IMSD Graduate Program Director
Khiana Meade – IMSD Program Coordinator

Biomedical & Health Sciences Graduate Shadow Day

Graduate Shadow Day Flyer

Click here to download the registration form with directions.


VCU-PREP is a post-baccalaureate research program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented PhD students in the US (for example, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, students with disabilities, etc). In the program, students participate in an intensive mentored research experience in an area of biomedical research of their choice, and receive coaching and preparation to take the GRE and apply to PhD programs. Additional program information is included in our brochure on the VCU Center on Health Disparities website at http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. The on-line application is also available there, under the Research & Training tab under Apply Now.

The applicant must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or US national to be eligible for the VCU-PREP program. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent at the time of enrollment (July 1, 2016), and no more than 36 months prior to their selection for participation. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is generally expected for VCU-PREP scholars.

The application should include: undergraduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation from teachers or research mentors, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to a career in biomedical research. The supplementary materials (letters and transcripts) can be sent by email to cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

The deadline to receive your application, transcripts and letters of reference is March 15, 2016.  

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Khiana Meade at cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

If you have questions about research in the biomedical sciences at VCU, please contact the VCU-PREP Program Director, Dr. Joyce Lloyd, at joyce.lloyd@vcuhealth.org.

Click here to learn more about PREP

NIDA-funded Summer Research Fellowship in the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program

Dear colleagues,

Please inform your students that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 NIDA-funded Summer Research Fellowship in the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

The Summer Research Fellowship is a structured 10-week, mentored training program for medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students interested in research. A stipend of $3,000 is provided.

For more information and to apply, email Ms. Vikki Bernotski at bernotsk@musc.edu or visit our website at:




Sudie Back, PhD, DART Program Director

Sarah Book, MD, DART Program Co-Director

Vikki Bernotski, MEd, DART Program Coordinator





Sudie E. Back, PhD


Addiction Sciences Division

Director, DART Research Training Program

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

Staff Psychologist, Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic

Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

Charleston, SC 29403

Ph: 843-792-9383

Fax: 843-792-3514

Email: backs@musc.edu

Summer Internship Programs at the NIH

Dear Friends:

The NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) is now accepting applications for summer 2016. In addition to full-time biomedical research opportunities, we provide career development opportunities for all summer interns, including workshops, courses, journal clubs and access to the OITE Career Services Center.  We invite you to join our diverse community of over 5000 trainees for great science and outstanding career development resources.

The NIH Summer Internship Program(SIP) accepts high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional (medical / dental / pharmacy / nursing, etc.) school students in biomedical, social science, behavioral, and computational fields who will be at least 16 years of age by June 15, 2016. Be sure to watch our YouTube video and read the tips for applicants before starting your application. The SIP application deadline is March 1, 2016, but students who apply early have an advantage.

SIP includes several subprograms designed to help build a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce. PLEASE NOTE: Although you use the online SIP application to apply for all these subprograms, eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and program curricula vary (view a program comparison chart). Please read each program’s description carefully to decide which, if any, will best fit your needs. If you apply to one of these programs, you must submit your application before the subprogram deadline AND contact your references to let them know the deadline for receipt of their letters.

o   If you are currently a community college student, the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP) is for you.  CCSEP provides students an opportunity to participate in special group activities to prepare for academic transitions and to explore careers in biomedical research and healthcare.

o   The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH (AMGEN) is a residential, summer internship program for undergraduate students (rising college juniors or seniors) committed to pursuing PhD and combined degree programs (MD/PhD, DDS/PhD) in the sciences. Students with experience in health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about their biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes are especially encouraged to apply.

o   This year, we are pleased to announce the 2016 Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (GSOAR) Program. This program is designed for recently matriculated, first or second year graduate students enrolled in a biomedical PhD program, especially those interested in integrating quantitative approaches into research design and analysis. Students completing a master’s degree who are transitioning into a biomedical PhD program are also eligible to apply. Students who have faced disadvantage that impacted their educational or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

We hope you are enjoying your fall semester and wish you the best during this holiday season. Please do not hesitate to e-mail (Summer_Postbac_Quest@mail.nih.gov) if you have questions about summer research training opportunities in the NIH Intramural Research Program.

With best wishes on behalf of your friends at the NIH OITE,


Dr. Sharon L. Milgram

Director, NIH OITE


Sharon Milgram, PhD

Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education

National Institutes of Health


NEW Undergraduate Research Opportunity!

The Research Alliance for Microbiome Science (RAMS) Undergraduate Scholars Program serves to develop the next generation of leaders in microbiome science by providing undergraduate students the opportunity to work on research projects with RAMS Registry investigators. The award is $1,500 for the 6-week program. The program is open to VCU undergraduates who are rising sophomores, juniors or seniors. Up to three undergraduate scholars will be selected for the 2015 program. The 2015 program will take place from June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015. Applications for the 2015 RAMS Undergraduate Scholars Program are due by March 24, 2015.


Direct Link to Application Form:

Jennifer M. Fettweis, Ph.D.
Project Director, Vaginal Microbiome Consortium
Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity & Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virginia Commonwealth University


Call for Applicants for the VCU IMSD research training program

Calling future researchers!

The Center on Health Disparities is excited to request applications for:

The VCU Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) research training program

Please share the attached flyer with your friends, students, trainee’s, list-serves, organizations, social media, blogs….!
We are looking to recruit eager young biomedical researchers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds who are excited to engage in a research intensive curriculum and a long term biomedical research experience.
The deadline for applications is: March 15th 2015
Prospective students can apply online here: http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/?id=1353&sid=10
If you have any further questions about the program please contact
Dr. Sarah Golding
For Questions regarding the application process please contact.
Ms Khiana Meade
IMSD Program Coordinator
IMSD Undergrad FLYER 2015
IMSD Undergrad FLYER 2015 2

Yale summer training program in biomedical research

The Yale MD/PhD and BBS Programs are sponsoring a new research-intensive summer training program in biomedical research (BioMed SURF) for undergraduate students who are members of underrepresented minorities (URM) in STEM fields.  The aims of BioMed SURF are to identify URiM applicants interested in biomedical research careers; to provide them with an intensive research and didactic experience in biomedicine during a 9 week residency at Yale University School of Medicine; and to provide faculty and peer mentoring resources that extend throughout and beyond the program.


The long-term goals of this program are to recruit URM students to careers in biomedical research and provide them with knowledge, skills and resources that will help them succeed as scientists or physician-scientists.  We expect participants of this program to successfully apply to and complete graduate training programs (PhD or MD-PhD) in biomedical sciences, and to pursue careers in either research and/or teaching after graduation.


Students eligible to apply to BioMed SURF:


  • Are United States citizens or permanent residents who are members of an underrepresented minority in the sciences as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); disadvantaged students will also be considered.
  • Are freshman or sophomores in excellent academic standing at a college, university or junior college.
  • Have completed at least one semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics at the time of application.


Additional details are included in the attached announcement about our BioMed SURF Program and on our website,http://medicine.yale.edu/mdphd/index.aspx.


An application can be requested by emailing md.phd@yale.edu.  The deadline for submission is February 15, 2015.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us as md.phd@yale.edu.  Thank you for your assistance and best wishes


Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD                                 Anthony Koleske, PhD

Director, MD/PhD Program                                        Director, BBS Program



Cheryl A. DeFilippo

Associate Director for Program Administration

MD/PhD Program

Yale School of Medicine

367 Cedar Street, ESH D319

New Haven, CT 06510

Tel: (203) 785-2103

Fax: (203) 785-5422


2015 Summer Research Scholar Program in Charlotte, NC

Please share this information with eligible students.


2015 Summer Research Scholar Program in Charlotte, NC

May 26th to July 31st, 2015


  • Work closely with mentors performing original research in a clinical or laboratory setting
  • $5000 for full-time 10 week internship
  • Undergraduate Rising Juniors, Seniors, Graduate, Post-Graduate, Medical (MD or DO), and Dental Students are eligible
  • Application deadline – February 25th, 2015
  • More Details: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/summer-research-scholars


U-M Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

The University of Michigan is home to many summer programs designed to offer valuable research experiences and development opportunities to help your students prepare for graduate school.  Undergraduate students who are interested in the biomedical sciences and PIBS can find our faculty participating in  more than a dozen different programs that span disciplines including (but not limited to) cardiovascular systems, cancer biology, pharmacology, biophysics, physiology, and chemistry.

These programs are now accepting applications with deadlines as early as January 31. Each program has its own application, and students can apply to and be considered for multiple programs.

Please let me know if you or your students have any questions about pursuing research at Michigan this summer.

Lisa Garber

Lisa Fletcher Garber Director, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
Program in Biomedical Sciences | University of Michigan
734.615.1581lfletch@umich.edu | medicine.umich.edu/phd

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