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Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute (STCSI)

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The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development announce the Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is available to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science who have completed more than 60 credits and have a grade point average of 3.25 or greater.

Priority selection will be given to students who have contacted a potential mentor from faculty members participating in the STCSI, but who have not yet started research projects, and to students with long-term (more than two years) commitments to their mentors' laboratories. Penn State students are required two additional semesters in the lab after the completion of the STCSI summer program. For non-Penn State students, the student can work with a mentor at their home institution, but the training plan and outside activities must, in spirit, be similar to those at Penn State.

The STCSI will fund up to 10 undergraduate students to conduct research related to cardiovascular disease, focusing in particular on the cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease pathology, the determinants of cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan, and the development of cardiovascular device technology to address disease. This research will be conducted during summer (10 weeks) under the direction of one or more faculty members.

Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for each student.

Application Deadline: 3/30/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Pennsylvania State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Computational Sciences
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology
Collaborative Research
Fluid Dynamics
Vascular Bioengineering

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