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The Four Directions Summer Research Program

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The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. Since FDSRP began in 1994, it has brought over 180 students to Boston. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of HMS faculty advisors. FDSRP provides the students with the opportunity to shadow clinicians and network with members of the BWH and HMS Faculty. Additionally, students participate in a number of educational and training seminars designed to enhance their professional development, encourage academic excellence, and introduce the multiple career pathways available in the biomedical sciences. FDSRP provides transportation to and from Boston, housing for the 8-week period, and a living stipend for food and other necessities.

Application Deadline: 2/12/2018
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Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/2/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Brigham and Women's Hospital (Lead)
Harvard Medical School

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
General Medical & Life Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
STEM Fields

Brain Science
Medical Biology
Medical Laboratory Research
Public Health

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