The Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM) of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will host its Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) from June 13 to August 5 of 2011. The UTP is a summer biomedical research internship program for undergraduate students funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Selected students will participate as part of a group of about 60 high school, undergraduate, medical, and PhD students in an unforgettable academic experience.
The UTP includes hands-on biomedical research training, excellent mentoring by dedicated scientists, participation in scientific seminars and lectures, educational enrichment activities, presentation of a research poster in our Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium at the end of the program, and opportunities to attend national meetings to make scientific presentations. Participating students will be competitively compensated.
The main goal of the program is to empower student participants to become biomedical scientists and physician scientists who will lead the fight against health disparities. Indeed, about 60% of our former participants have been accepted into academic programs in biomedical fields. Targeted students are between their sophomore and junior years and are enrolled in local and national colleges and universities.
We are writing to invite you to apply to our program, or assist us in identifying talented undergraduate students from underrepresented and medically underserved communities. The selected students will benefit from spending a summer on campus working on a biomedical research project under the mentorship, leadership, and guidance of experienced scientists.
For additional information on the UTP, the application form, and the application requirements please visit our website at http://www.llu.edu/chdmm.The application is available online. Please follow closely the instructions to submit your application. We are currently accepting students on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience. In order to receive full consideration applications must include the online application form, letters of recommendation sent by postal mail, fax, or electronic mail and transcripts sent by regular mail only, to be received no later than March 15, 2011