We plan and host clinical and research undergraduate summer programs that provide an enhanced scientific and professional preparation for students aspiring toward a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. The listed programs provide discipline-specific training and opportunities for smaller-scale connections within the overall community.

Cystic Fibrosis Summer Research Program (CF SURP)

This is an 8-week program funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to introduce outstanding undergraduates from diverse, underrepresented minority, and disadvantaged backgrounds to basic and translational research that is impactful to CF.

Up to 8 students will be accepted into this CF-focused, paid summer program, running from June 5 to July 28, 2023, to work with faculty affiliated with the UAB Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center. CF SURP students will be given the opportunity to learn a wide range of research skills, with the potential option of a clinical or clinical research shadowing experience for up to 5 days. Students will receive a stipend.

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Blazer Broadening Representation And Inclusion in Neuroscience (Blazer BRAIN)

The 8-week program provides students with excellent scientific aptitude the opportunity to experience independent research in the neurosciences under the guidance of a UAB faculty member. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

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HudsonAlpha Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine (SURE-GM)

SURE-GM (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine) is UAB's NIH/NHGRI R25 funded summer program for outstanding undergraduates who want to explore the potential of a future career as scientific investigators in the field of genomics. This 2-year summer program is a partnership with HudsonAlpha and UAB, where students will spend their first summer at HudsonAlpha and then the second year conducting research at UAB.

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Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE)

UAB KURE - Kidney, Urology, and Hematology (KUH) Undergraduate Research Experience program is an NIH funded Summer Research Program giving you the opportunity to learn about advances in kidney, urology, and non-malignant hematology research and be mentored in your own research project in a lab by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's renowned KUH community of investigators. This 8-week program allows you an in-depth experience in the field of biomedical research.

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Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)

This program is an NIH/NHLBI R25 funded 8-week program to introduce outstanding undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds to the exciting career options of being both a scientific investigator and a practicing physician. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

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RAMP-UP

The UAB MHRC invites rising sophomore undergraduate students to participate in its two-year intensive eight-week Research in Aging through Mentorship and Practice (RAMP-UP) program, which takes place in June and July. RAMP-UP provides activities focused on mentored research experiences and education in research regarding senior adults, aging, and health disparities research for underrepresented students in MSTEM fields and combining it with structured career planning and guidance to increase the likelihood that students will complete graduate studies and enter the research workforce.

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Short Term Research Experience for Under-Represented Persons (STEP-UP)

STEP-UP program is a biomedical research experience for undergraduate students. This program is coordinated at UAB and two other coordinating centers. Students are linked with experienced research mentors at the institution they choose for the summer experience, which may be their home institution or one near their hometown. It is open to students across the country who are interested in exploring research careers. Application can be accessed through this link.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funded Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is a free 6-week summer enrichment residential programs for first and second year college students, developed from a partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Optometry, and School of Health Professions, home to the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. Application info can be found at this link.

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Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program

This program is an 8-week program where undergraduate students are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. 

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Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE-GM (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine) is UAB's NIH/NHGRI R25 funded summer program for outstanding undergraduates who want to explore the potential of a future career as scientific investigators in the field of genomics. This summer program is a partnership with HudsonAlpha and UAB, where students will spend their summer conducting research at UAB.

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