Participating 2017 Medical Student Summer Research Programs (MSSRP) are listed below with a brief description. For additional information for these programs click on the link(s) provided.  

*Apply for these programs using the 'Common Application' 

CCTS Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (CER/PCOR) TL1 Summer Research Program* offered through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) provides 8-week research training experience for clinically-oriented doctoral students that have completed their first year of training. Click to view a list of affiliated mentors for this program. Additional program information and CCTS website

Department of Internal Medicine Koopman Medical Student Research Excellence Award* will be given annually to three outstanding medical students in the Department of Medicine (DOM). Medical students with an interest in medical or health-related research are encouraged to apply for this eight-week summer internship program with a research mentor who has a primary or secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine. Awardees will be provided with a $1,500 travel allowance and $500 to the mentor lab in addition to the stipend of $4,000 over the course of the 8 week summer training.The project will be conducted during the summer between the MS1 and MS2 years. You can find more information at the Koopman website.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Functional Neurorehabilitation Research Program* accelerates the flow from basic scientific discoveries to clinical practice while, at the same time, provides hands-on training for the next generation of researchers at the undergraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Additional program information.

Department of Surgery Summer Research Program* offers basic science research opportunities for medical students and residents in numerous sub-specialties of surgery. You can find more information at the Department of Surgery. Potential Mentors and Projects for Surgery summer research.

Diabetes Research Center Summer Research Fellowship Program* awards up to 6 students approximately $3,600 for the minimum 8 weeks of active research; however, for each additional week the student will receive another $450 to a maximum of 12 weeks, over a period of time between June and August each year. The training period will include: a full time summer hands-on research laboratory experience and a seminar program. In addition, together with the chosen mentor, each student will be expected to prepare and submit an abstract of their work and subsequently present a poster and/or oral presentation for the UAB Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day. Additional resources can be found at the Diabetes website.

O'Brien Kidney Center Summer Research Program Educational and Enrichment program* of the UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center are intended to: catalyze collaborative interactions among Center members; enhance the conceptual, technical and methodological expertise of UAB-UCSD investigators; foster the development of new, innovative projects that emphasize potential translation to clinical studies; and facilitate the training of the next generation of investigators interested in kidney-related. Additional information available at the O'Brien website.

Short-term Research Training Program (SRTP)* is a NIH/NHLBI funded 8-10 week program that provides a stipend and hands-on opportunities for UAB MS1 medical students who are interested in biomedical research to get experience in a research laboratory or become involved in a clinical/translational research project. 
Mentors and Research Interests is a partial listing of UAB faculty members who are interested in having students work in their laboratories this summer, with a brief description of his/her research. Your selection of a faculty mentor is not limited; however, for funding from the T35 mechanism you will have a much better chance of being funded if you choose from this list. SRTP can only fund one student/mentor per laboratory/summer. For a list of previous SRTP participants and publications click here

**CaRES and Pediatrics programs have a separate application process. Click on the program link below:
CaRES is the Cancer Research Experiences for Students** program that provides paid summer cancer research internships for UAB medical students and graduate students on the UAB campus or at institutions affiliated with UAB. CaRES is funded by a generous research training grant (5R25 CA76023) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and has supported over 540 students since its initial funding in 1999. Due to federal funding policies only students who are American citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are eligible to participate in CaRES. Additional Information. 

Department of Pediatrics Russell Cunningham Memorial Research Program** is designed to introduce students to pediatrics and pediatric research. It provides two selected students with an 8-week fellowship that includes an opportunity to attend a variety of Pediatric Clinics and/or hospital rounds and conferences. Contact Clare Mallette for additional information.

***Case reports are not considered  projects that require 8 weeks of research and are not typically eligible for funding. It is recommended that you check with your mentor for additional division/department funding opportunities that may be available.  

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