CLEVELAND KUH Summer Research Fellowship
The Cleveland KUH (CLEcreatesKUH) Summer Research Fellowship is an 8-week summer research program that provides undergraduates and high school students with opportunities to perform basic and clinical research in various biomedical fields, including but not limited to kidney, urological, and blood disorders. The research is conducted under the guidance of Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University research mentors.
WHAT IS CLEVELAND KUH SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP?
Funded with a U2C training grant from the National Institutes of Health, the eight-week summer Kidney Urology and Hematology (KUH) fellowship is open to high school and undergraduate students at all institutions across Cleveland.
As a KUH Summer Research Fellow, you gain hands-on experience in research laboratories and have the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- critically reviewing research papers in basic and clinical science
- employing laboratory methods, procedures, techniques, and equipment
- participating in the intellectual life of a research lab and making ethical decisions in this setting
- writing clear, concise research abstracts and papers
- presenting in a clear and precise manner during research lectures, group meetings, and poster sessions
Fellows also participate in weekly journal clubs and attend seminars on topics including translational research in progress, scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research, and how to present at a journal club.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Ideally, the successful candidate will express an interest in becoming a research-active physician or Ph.D. specializing in KUH research, but given the student population, interest in any form of medical/biomedical research (science or engineering) is desired.
We especially seek participation from under-represented STEM students, for example:
- McNair Scholars
- Choose Ohio First scholars
- Students who have transferred to CSU from a Community College
HOW DO I APPLY
Selection for the program is competitive. We accept up to 5 students each year. Please complete the application form, which can be found at https://forms.gle/HGPbs4Z8DUxdDHe88
IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Online applications are due on March 15. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1.
IS THERE A SALARY OR STIPEND ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION?
Yes, the CLEcreatesKUH program offers a summer stipend of $7500 for successful applicants.
WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH WILL I BE WORKING ON?
The research labs participating in the program are located at Cleveland State, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth and the Veteral Affairs Hospitals. They have varying interests that range from physiology, immunology, nephrology, hematology, urology to tissue engineering and many others. Some labs focus on specific diseases (e.g., diabetic kidney disease or hypertension) while others are more clinical or translational (e.g., discovery of new urinary or serum biomarkers). You can find a list of research labs in Cleveland KUH training program here.
DO I NEED TO HAVE PRIOR RESEARCH EXPERIENCE?
While prior research experience is not necessary, the application process is competitive and prior research experience could be a factor in admission
IS HOUSING AVAILABLE?
IS THIS PROGRAM ONLY FOR CSU STUDENTS?
No. The program accepts applications from all undergraduate or high school students enrolled at any Cleveland institution.
DO I GET ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATING?
ARE THERE ANY OFFICIAL COURSES?
There will be one formal class on Responsible Conduct of Research. There will also be several didactic programs that are jointly administered with other summer research programs at CWRU and CSU. These may include scientific seminars, research presentations, and journal clubs where research papers will be discussed.
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