Building a Scientist Pipeline: Summer programs enable undergraduates to experience world-class research

ryne ramakerDuring the summer of 2010, after completing his sophomore year at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ryne Ramaker spent eight weeks conducting biomedical research in Birmingham. As a participant in UAB’s Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) program, Ramaker did hands-on research under experienced physician-scientists and learned firsthand about the opportunities to combine both clinical and research training. Six years later, he has completed the first two years of medical school at UAB and is currently conducting Ph.D. research at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville as part of the School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).
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Online applications are now closed for 2016. 
The deadline for letters of recommendation is Monday, February 22. 

Review of complete applications has begun and you may expect to hear about your status mid-March.

The Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program will provide the opportunity for young people to be instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community.  

Fifteen students who will be sophomore or junior level college undergraduates in March 2016 will be accepted into an 8-week paid summer program (2016 dates: June 2 - July 29, 2016) to work with faculty members on mentored research projects. US Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply; International Students are not eligible.

SIBS participants will receive a stipend of $2,500 for their participation in the program.
Campus housing will be provided but travel expenses are not covered.

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