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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.

Applications are due by February 15, 2019
The 2019 program runs from June 3, 2019 through July 30, 2019.

  • 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:
  • $3000 stipend
  • Housing (Shared apartment style dorms with full kitchen)
  • Parking
  • Social activities
  • 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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In addition to the application, here's what you'll need to apply:

  • Statement of academic interest and career goals. If applicable, be sure to highlight information pertaining to cardiovascular and renal research.
  • Current resume in PDF format
  • Contact information for two faculty writing letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript including your fall 2018 grades. This can be sent in separately any time prior to the February 15th deadline.

Contact KURE program coordinator Kristin Penuel (kpenuel@uab.edu) or Dr. Jennifer Pollock (pollockj@uab.edu