Summer Research Programs

NIAID 2019

Infectious Diseases and Inflammatory Disorders Training Program

The Infectious Diseases and Inflammatory Disorders Training Program sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is an innovative research program that provides an in-depth exposure to biomedical concepts and modern biomedical research areas.

Trainees will have hands-on research experience during the summer. The NIAID program will match talented medical students (10 trainees per year) with NIH-funded research faculty mentors. The program couples the daily research experience with an ongoing series of, summer research seminars, weekly round table research discussions, oral presentations, and mentoring from outstanding UTMB faculty. Additionally, trainees will have the opportunity to choose basic, clinical, translational or behavioral research projects, as well as take a SOM elective course (MICU 1001). The program’s goal is to encourage medical students to pursue a career in research in the areas of infectious diseases, inflammatory disorders, asthma and allergic responses, and gut/liver infections and cancer. A $2,027 per month stipend will be provided to cover living expenses.

Applications are open now.

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