National Heart, Lung and Blood institute (NHLBI) Research Diversity Program at UTMB

Program Description

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) supports basic and clinical research directed to the causes, prevention,
and treatment for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematological diseases. Summer research training opportunities in these areas are available at UTMB for talented, under-represented minority undergraduate and medical students. Each student will work closely with a NIH funded UTMB faculty member on an exciting research project directed to area of interest of the NHLBI. In order to bolster the already short supply of minority biomedical researchers, we believe that by providing this opportunity, underrepresented students may become interested in pursuing a career in medical biomedical research. All trainees will participate in scientific seminars, workshops, or clinical conferences that will be held throughout the summer. At the conclusion of the program, each student will present their research at a scientific symposium held on campus.

Application Requirements

Undergraduate Students:
  • A legal residence within the United States or citizenship
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed Application Form (see link below)
  • College Transcripts
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Applications available online. To request an application by mail or email, send a request to Driana Urbina, Business Coordinator at durbina@utmb.edu.

UTMB Medical Students:
  • *Completed Application Form (top right inset box)
  • Medical Transcript
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
Applications available online. To request an application by email, send a request to Driana Urbina, Business Coordinator at durbina@utmb.edu. *The form can also be obtained from Ms. Urbina in the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions Suite 1.206 Ashbel Smith Building.

Program Dates

Undergraduate Students: 10 Weeks, June 3 – August 9, 2013
Medical Students: 8 Weeks, May 6 – June 28, 2013

Stipends

Undergraduate Students – A stipend (up to 10 weeks) will be provided to cover living expenses such as housing, room, and board. Travel allowance will also be provided.
Medical Students – A stipend will be provided to cover living expenses such as housing, room, and board.

Application Deadline

Medical Students - All application materials must be received by March 1, 2013.
Undergraduate Students - All application materials must be received by February 1, 2013.

Applications must be mailed to the address listed below:
Special Programs – NHLBI
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
1.206 Ashbel Smith Bldg.
Galveston, TX 77555-1308

This program is supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, please contact::

Lisa D. Cain, Ph.D.
Director
Medical School Enrichment Programs
(409) 772-6063
Email: ldcain@utmb.edu

Driana Urbina
Business Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
(409) 772-6063
Email: durbina@utmb.edu