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The Keck School of Medicines Bench to Bedside Summer
Research Programwill provide an opportunity to outstand-
ing minority students, who have been historically under-
represented in medicine and in the biological sciences, to gain
meaningful exposure to the exceptional research and clinical
programs at the Keck School of Medicine. The ultimate goal
is that the majority of these students will want to pursue their
medical or graduate studies in the biological sciences at Keck.
Students will conduct summer research for eight weeks from
June 13 through August 5, 2011 in the laboratories of Keck faculty
who will serve as mentors. Students will be provided with both a
clinical and basic science perspective. Additionally, all students will
attend weekly seminars on health disparities and receive formal
instruction in basic physiology and biostatistics. At the end of the
summer session, students will present their research findings to the
Keck community. All participants will receive a stipend, roundtrip
transportation from home and housing in university dormitories.
Please visit http://keck.usc.edu/SummerResearchProgram todownload an application. The application deadline is April 22, 2011.
Increase awareness regarding the roles of physician1.
scientists and basic medical scientists.
Increase the number of underrepresented minorities2.who are physician scientists and basic medical
Increase the number of underrepresented minorities3.
conducting research aimed at reducing health
Increase the number of underrepresented minorities4.
interested in pursuing future studies at Keck.
The program will serve to bridge gaps in several areas:
The Keck School of Medicines Bench to Bedside
Summer Research Programaims to bridge the gap in:
Minorities in biomedical research
In order to be eligible for the program, the candidate
must be an underrepresented minority, as designated
by the NIH, who has completed the first two years of
undergraduate studies at the time of matriculation at a
four-year accredited institution.
Selection will be based on the student s demonstrated
academic achievements, letters of recommendation,
extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, required
essay and completed application.For the 2011 inaugural summer session there will be 10
highly competitive research positions in the following
disciplines: Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes and Obesity),
Oncology, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Immunology,
Virology (AIDS), Hematology and Stem Cell Research.
The program will offer a structured curriculum in
physiology and biostatistics to increase the ability of
students to compete successfully for admission to
medical or graduate school.
Students will attend seminars that will focus onreducing health disparities and enhancing cultural
competence in healthcare.
Students will attend workshops on nancial aid,
understanding the admission process to medical and/or
graduate school, test-taking skills, organizational skills,
time management and career choices.
Summer students will be paired with medical and
graduate students who will serve as peer mentors.
Student mentors will help organize weekend and
evening social outings, including community service