Summer Research Program
The Summer Research Program is an eleven week medical research opportunity available to first year medical students. Students develop a well-defined project and work with faculty mentors throughout the summer to conduct research. In addition to their research, students are required to attend weekly cluster meetings and seminars. At the end of the eleven weeks, participants present their research at the Summer Research Forum. There students are graded by five judges from the clinical and basic sciences and are eligible to receive cash prizes.
FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & NIH MISSION
The Pritzker Summer Research Program is grateful for generous extramural funding from the following NIH institutes. In recognition of this funding, the Pritzker Summer Research Program places special emphasis on identifying mentors related to these NIH mission areas and directing students to their respective projects. In addition to these funding sources, the Pritzker School of Medicine also contributes funding to maximize student participation in the program.
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant 2T35DK062719-26 (Principal Investigator Eugene Chang)
National Institutes on Aging (NIA) Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant 2T35AG029795-06 (Principal Investigator David Meltzer)
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI) Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research 5R25HL096383-05 (Principal Investigator William McDade).
The 2014 Program will kick off with a meeting and poster session on January 9th. Application materials will be sent via e-mail to all first year medical students.
For additional information about the Summer Research Program, please follow the links below and to the right.
- Summer Research Project Website
For those students accepted into the Summer Research Program, this portal allows you to submit your research reports for faculty to view.
- 2014 Summer Research Program FAQs (PDF)