Research Training Opportunities: Pediatrics Student Research Program
About the 2013 Pediatrics Student Research Program
The Department of Pediatrics offers summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors, college students and first-year medical students. Students will work in the lab with members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The summer program will introduce students to research opportunities related to child health. The summer internships will include opportunities for students to participate in a lecture research series as well as present their research at the completion of the summer internship.
Meet the research program faculty.
Dates: The 2013 summer program will begin Monday, June 3, 2013 and end Friday, August 2, 2013.
Eligibility: Students must be a rising senior in high school, an undergraduate student, or a student completing the first year of medical school. Students must be available for the entire nine-week internship.
Stipends: Each student will be provided a stipend of $3,500 to assist with travel and housing costs.
Mentor selection: As part of the application process, applicants will provide their first, second and third choices for potential mentors. The Student Research Program Steering Committee will work with the program faculty to accommodate when possible the mentor requests of the applicants.
Seminar series: Weekly research seminars will be given every Friday afternoon by members of the program faculty. Attendance is required by all student research interns, and lunch will be provided.
Student research presentations: At the completion of research program, the summer research interns will be expected to provide a 2-3 page written summary of their research experience. In addition, all students will provide an oral or poster/PowerPoint summary of their research. Students and mentors will also be encouraged to produce abstracts for submission to local, regional and national meetings. If the students’ research is accepted for presentation at a scientific meeting, the Pediatric Summer Research Program will provide funding for travel and registration for the student to travel to one scientific meeting.
Applications for consideration will be accepted between January 1 - March 8, 2013.
All applicants are required to submit the following documents in one attachment (letters of reference may be sent separately if needed):
- Cover page (please download and fill out)
- Statement of previous research experience or involvement in extracurricular activities (1 page maximum)
- Statement of future career goals (1 page maximum)
- Letter(s) of reference
All application materials must be submitted as one (1) attachment by e-mail to Jessica Jensen no later than Friday, March 8, 2013. Applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than April 12, 2013.
All students and participating program faculty will complete a research program evaluation prior to August 2, 2013.