University of Massachusetts Medical School
Office of Outreach Programs
55 Lake Avenue North, S3-104
Worcester, MA 01655

P: (508) 856-2444
F: (508) 856-6540

Director: Brian Lewis, PhD and Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD

Contact: Linhelle Charles
P: (508) 856-2444
F: (508) 856-6540

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Year Program Started: 1983

Max. Participants/Year: 25

Application Deadline: March 15

Program Timeframe: May - August

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: see comments below

Type of Program: research, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: stipend provided, travel and housing

Program Acceptance Requirements: GPA/academic standing (good), All participants must be at least eighteen years old, matriculating and a U.S. citizen/permanent resident

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biochemistry, science (biomed), cell biology, molecular biology, computational biology

Additional Comments: This program is designed to provide participants with in-depth exposure to actual biomedical research; consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. Participants are matched with investigators whose expertise and interests are closely related to the student's stated research interests and career goals. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the UMMS Provost's Office. All are welcome to apply.