SURE-GM (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine) is UAB's NIH/NHGRI R25 funded summer program for outstanding undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state of Alabama 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.  

Training Program:

  • First Summer (HudsonAlpha in Huntsville, AL) 
      • Foundational knowledge in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics
      • Training in fundamental research skills
      • Personal assessment and discussion of qualitative and quantitative skills to be used as the basis for an individualized development plan
  • Second Summer (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
      • Mentorship by a PhD student or fellow on a summer research project in the area of genetics and genomics
      • Poster presentation at UAB Research Expo on their summer research 
      • Counseling and support in applying to graduate and/or professional school 
Trainees will also participate in structured activities such as book and journal clubs, seminars, personal and professional development, and networking events while gaining increased awareness of the clinical applications of genomic information. 

What’s included:

  • $4000 stipend
  • Housing 
  • Parking
  • Social activities

Eligibility:

This program is designed for scholars with a strong interest in pursuing graduate school (PhD and MD-PhD) and biomedical research. 
  • To be eligible, students must:
      • be a rising junior with a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • be a U.S. Citizen, national, or permanent resident
      • be a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic population* 
      • be currently enrolled at one of Alabama's HBCUs*
  • *For eligibility details, please visit www.SURE-GM.org

Apply Here by February 15, 2020 
SIBS, PARAdiGM, SURE-GM, and KURE One-Portal Application


Questions?
For additional details please visit us at www.SURE-GM.org 

Shaila P Handattu, PhD, MBA
hande@uab.edu
phone 205.934.9417

Jenifer Ferguson, PhD
jferguson@hudsonalpha.org 
phone 256.327.5206

mailing address
UAB-HudsonAlpha SURE-GM
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kaul 214
1720 2nd Avenue South  
Birmingham, AL 35233