MEHARRY CANCER SURP

The Meharry Cancer Summer Research Program (SuRP) is a 10-week intensive, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and medical students. The overall goals of the program are to expose students to different types of cancer research (basic, translational, clinical, community-based, and bioinformatics-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, translational, clinical, community-based, and bioinformatics-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 written and oral presentation/communication skills

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

  • Present research at local cancer symposium

  • Receive stipend for summer period (undergraduates – $6,000 for 10 week period; medical students – $5,400 for 9 week period)

  • Housing allowance of $1,000 per participant

  • 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

  • All participants must be US citizens or permanent residents

  • All applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD).

  • Undergraduate participants must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior in a degree granting program at a college/university in the USA and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Medical student applicants must be rising second year students who attend a medical school in the USA and be in good academic standing at their institution.

Contact Meharry Cancer SURP

MEHARRY CANCER SUMMER
RESEARCH PROGRAM

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

FACULTY CONTACT

LaMonica Stewart, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Phone: 615.327.6749
Email: lstewart@mmc.edu

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