MEHARRY CANCER SURP

The Meharry Cancer Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week intensive, hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. The overall goals of the program are to expose students to different types of cancer research (clinical, biomedical, and community-based) and increase their awareness of cancer health disparities. Program participants will work under the mentorship of a Meharry Medical College and/or Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty on a research project that explores the causes, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of cancer.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

· Obtain hands-on training in basic, clinical, translational and/or community-based cancer research

· Participate in cancer biology mini-course and weekly cancer research seminar series

· Learn about cancer-related job opportunities via career development seminars

· Improve interview and oral presentation skills

· Interact closely with faculty and students at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

· Present research at local and national meetings

· Receive stipend of $4,000 for the 10-week summer period

· Housing for out-of-town students near Meharry’s campus

· Paid travel to/from Nashville, TN

Working in the lab

KEY DATES

February 5th: Application Deadline

March – April: Notification of acceptance into program

Mid May – July: Cancer SURP Program

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

· US citizen or permanent resident

· Rising sophomore, junior or senior student in a degree granting program at a college/university in the USA

· Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above

· Interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD)

Contact Meharry Cancer SURP

MEHARRY CANCER SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE

RESEARCH PROGRAM

Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
Email:meharrycancersurp@mmc.edu

FACULTY CONTACT

LaMonica Stewart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Phone: 615.327.6749
Email: lstewart@mmc.edu

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