Departmental Undergraduate Summer Program in Cardiovascular Research
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS
Undergraduate Summer Program in Cardiovascular Research for those from Under-Represented or Under-Served Populations
The primary objective of this program is to expose undergraduate students from under-represented and under-served populations to cardiovascular research at the University of Louisville. The program is supported by a NIH Short-Term Training Grant from the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute. Students are recruited from Kentucky universities and colleges as well as others attending schools outside of Kentucky. At least eight summer research fellowships will be awarded each year.
The program is directed towards students who have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate education. Selection requirements include:
(b) student transcripts,
(c) a letter stating the student’s interest in research and
(d) a letter of support from a faculty member/advisor at your institution.
The research experience is for 10 weeks during the Summer. Stipends (financial assistance for living expenses) are approximately $3,400. Student projects are designed to give the student an in-depth, hands-on exposure to biomedical research. It is expected that the student will provide a one page summary of the Summer experience to the program director within 30 days after completion of the project. In addition, the student will present his/her research at a local research forum at the University of Louisville. Opportunities also exist for paid travel for selected individuals to present at regional or national science meetings.
The research participants in this program are faculty from both basic science and clinical departments at the University of Louisville. Research areas include:
tissue and organ transplantation,
septic and hemorrhagic shock,
measurements of blood pressure, flow and/or cardiac function,
in vivo and/or in vitro function of small microvessels,
genetic knockouts and viral transfections,
Western, Northern and Southern Blot analyses,
HPLC, radioimmunoassy, RT-PCR.
An application form is available on this link Summer Research Application 2013
For more information concerning this program please contact: Irving G. Joshua, Ph.D.
Program Director and Chair
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Health Sciences Center, Bldg A-1115
500 South Preston Street
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
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