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The KURE (Kidney Undergraduate Research Experience) program gives you the opportunity to learn about advances in kidney research and be mentored as you work on your own research project in a lab within UAB’s kidney community of investigators. This 8-week program allows you the unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of biomedical research.

Opportunities:
  • Close mentorship on a summer research project
  • Networking opportunities with near peers
  • Transplant observation
  • Field trips to the dialysis clinic and intensive care units
  • Oral presentation of your research at KURE Symposium
  • Poster presentations at UAB Research Expo as well as NIH Symposium in August
Students will be paired with a PhD student or fellow to work on a project that is supported by on-going NIH or related grants. Projects will be associated with the area of cardiovascular and renal disease with an emphasis on hypertension, diabetes, and kidney transplant. Methodological approaches include a full range of molecular, biochemical, and cell biology approaches, in vitro tissue perfusion and function techniques, as well as chronic animal models that assess renal and vascular function.

What’s included:
  • $2500 stipend
  • Housing (Shared apartment style dorms with full kitchen)
  • Parking
  • Social activities

Requirements:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • At least 60 credit hours completed by the end of the spring semester
  • Preference given to students who have completed advanced biology courses with direct biomedical focus
  • Interest in nephrology-related biomedical research or medical practice preferred

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