Interested in a career in health research?
Wright State University's Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS) is open to college students from across the United States on a competitive basis. The 2013 STREAMS program will run from June 3 through July 30, 2013. The application deadline has passed.
STREAMS is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to encourage members of under-represented minority groups and students with disabilities to choose careers in cardiovascular-related research. Students spend 80 percent of their time in the program doing laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
In addition, students gain classroom experience reading papers from the primary literature, presenting scientific talks and exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research. The goals are to encourage members of underrepresented minority groups and students with disabilities to pursue careers in biomedical research and to provide a stimulating summer experience which will enhance the students' academic and personal development.
Follow these links to learn more about STREAMS:
- See: STREAMS Overview for a PowerPoint slide show with highlights from past programs.
- See: Frequently Asked Questions for more information about applying to the program and the logistics of getting to and living on campus.
- See: The list of Areas of Research Interest and participating faculty mentors for more information about those working with STREAMS participants, and the Boonshoft School of Medicine Research Page for an overview of research at the school.
- See: Additional Research Opportunities for information about STREAMS students who were selected to participate in the Procter & Gamble Research and Development Colloquium for Undergraduates, a unique two-and-a-half-day experience designed to give a broad overview of research in industry.
- See: "Exploring Research as a Career," an article from Vital Signs, the School of Medicine magazine, for information about past STREAMS participants. (To view, you will need Adobe Reader, a free download.)
Stipend and expenses
STREAMS participants receive a stipend of $4,000, plus travel expenses and free housing in a university apartment. In addition, some funds are available for trainee travel to and from the campus and for some trainee research funds.
Valerie Neff, STREAMS assistant director, will be on leave until the end of May. Questions about the STREAMS program should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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