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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a summer internship program sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences. It is offered to provide research experience for undergraduate students who have an interest in physiology and other biomedical disciplines and may wish to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical research. This program is intended for creative, self-motivated students who seek an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research studies.

During this 10-week program, the student will work on a research study under the guidance of a faculty member and will participate in weekly discussion sessions and seminars with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The student will be exposed to state-of-the art technology and equipment to pursue an integrative approach to study cardiovascular, renal and neuroendocrine systems in normal physiology and in disease states, such as hypertension, heart failure, obesity, diabetes, preeclampsia and renal failure.

The students are awarded a stipend of $3,500 (before taxes) for the program. Each student will be expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours/week in the internship program.

Applications for the SURE program are submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences. Be sure to indicate physiology as your first choice of graduate programs that are of interest to you.