by Walter Parrish, Director of Multicultural Affairs
Over the past eight weeks, 15 college students engaged in rigorous basic and clinical research with UChicago faculty and researchers on topics related to the heart, lungs, blood, and more as part of two pipeline programs: Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP II) and (Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER).
CAMP II Participants with MSTP student and mentor Michael Okoreeh
The students who participated where chosen through a competitive application process and received one-on-one mentoring from their PIs, lab managers and teams, Pritzker faculty and administrators, and current medical students. While engaging in research, participants also wrote academic papers and delivered a 12-minute research talk as a culmination of their work, as well as a presented a poster at the Chicago Research Symposium here at Pritzker.
PSOMER students with mentors and faculty
This year, CAMP II enrolled five students and PSOMER enrolled 10, representing the following institutions: The University of Chicago, Loyola Chicago, Bates College, Grinnell College, University of Minnesota, Vanderbilt University, University of Redlands, University of New Mexico, Xavier University of Louisiana, University of Illinois, Alcorn State University, MIT, and Miami University.
Congratulations to our CAMP, CAMP II, and PSOMER participants!