OPTIONS AND CHOICESThe UBRP office has received information and application materials for 1998 summer research experiences from the following institutions:
R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute, Portland, Oregon. Undergraduates interested in neuroscience can apply for the Coleman H. Wheeler, Jr. Summer Fellowship Program. Research projects use biochemical, biophysical, electrophysiological, histochemical, immunological, mathematical, molecular and psychophysical techniques to study functions of the central nervous system. Check out their web site at http://www.hevanet.com/nsi/ or request applications from R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute, 1120 NW 20th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209-1595
Harvard Medical School, Division of Medical Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts offers a Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program for college students belonging to minority groups that are underrepresented in the sciences. The program is offered for students who are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences and who have already had at least one summer of experience in a research laboratory. If interested, write: 1998 SHURP Director, Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School, M.E.C. Room 435, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115.
Application deadlines vary, so don't waste any time! Check our files (LSS 348) or contact these sites directly.
Continuing?Yes, the end of the fall semester signals the beginning of the planning for Summer 1998. Current UBRP students are about to receive a letter asking them whether they plan to continue in UBRP for the summer of 1998. You should complete and return the accompanying planning form no later than January 30, 1998. Because the form requires the signature of your current faculty sponsor, it is important that you think about this and act on it before mid-January.
Attention: Seniors Planning To Apply for Graduate SchoolHarvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. The Division of Medical Sciences, which is the PhD-granting arm of Harvard University based at Harvard Medical School, is seeking outstanding applicants for its PhD programs in the biomedical sciences. Each program is interdepartmental, offering comprehensive research and training opportunities. Additional information and application forms may be obtained by calling 800-367-9019. Deadline is December 15, 1997.
The UBRP office has limited information, but feel free to stop and peruse (LSS 348).
Surgery ObservationsSeveral of you have inquired about the possibility of observing surgeries at the University Medical Center again this year....and in fact, if you are interested, you can do that! Students who did this last year found it very informative. So....if interested, contact: LaRue Mirr at 626-3972 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org She arranges the observations and knows when certain procedures are scheduled. Last year students went on trauma call, observed neurosurgeries, and cardiothoracic surgery. If interested, contact LaRue and then let the UBRP office know all about your observation.
"Showcase"ing Your Research Pays OffPrizes were won by UBRPers exhibiting their research at the Student Showcase '97 during Homecoming weekend. Those winning prizes were Kimberly Suedkamp, (Dr. McPherson's lab, Renewable Natural Resources), second prize; Julie Boles (Dr. Ulreich's lab, Surgery); and Dr. Gail Burd's Science Connectors.
Other UBRPers showing off their research were: Julie Graff (Dr. Enemark's lab, Chemistry), Matthew Medeiros (Dr. Hruby's lab, Chemistry), Herson Quinones (Dr. Gerner's lab, Radiation Oncology) and Amy Miller (Dr. Kling's lab, Pediatrics), Congratulations to all.
The University of Arizona
22 November 1997