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Meharry Cancer Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The Meharry Cancer Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week intensive, hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. The overall goals of the program are to expose students to different types of cancer research (clinical, biomedical, and community-based) and increase their awareness of cancer health disparities. Program participants will work under the mentorship of a Meharry Medical College and/or Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty on a research project that explores the causes, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of cancer.

· Obtain hands-on training in basic, clinical, translational and/or community-based cancer research

· Participate in cancer biology mini-course and weekly cancer research seminar series

· Learn about cancer-related job opportunities via career development seminars

· Improve interview and oral presentation skills

· Interact closely with faculty and students at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

· Present research at local and national meetings

· Receive stipend of $4,000 for the 10-week summer period

· Housing for out-of-town students near Meharry’s campus

· Paid travel to/from Nashville, TN.

Participating Institution(s):
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Meharry Medical College (Lead)
Tennessee State University
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Health Disparities

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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