Summer Bio-Medical Program


Honorarium
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a $600.00 honorarium for participating.

Program Dates
Monday, June 13 to Friday July 22, 2016. The program will take place Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Program Location
Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia at the downtown Health Sciences campus.  Visit www.gru.edu for more information.


Program at a Glance

Week 1

  • Develop a strong understanding of science and social science fundamentals related to sickle cell disease and hemoglobinopathies
  • Rotate through scientific research lab experiences to select your elective experiences for weeks 2 - 5
  • Select research question to develop a paper and presentation around
  • Participate in elective social science or scientific research experience*
  • Conduct independent research to prepare for your presentation
    • Complete independent research project
    • Complete paper on research
    • Present your findings to your research mentors and program staff
    • Participate in college preparation activities to assist you in reaching our career goals
    • Final day celebration

Weeks 2 - 5

  • Participate in elective social science or scientific research experience*
  • Conduct independent research to prepare for your presentation

 *Sample Elective Research Labs include

  • Genetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Hemoglobinopathies diagnostics
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Pharmacology and toxicology

Week 6

  • Complete independent research project
  • Complete paper on research
  • Present your findings to your research mentors and program staff
  • Participate in college preparation activities to assist you in reaching our career goals
  • Final day celebration

Eligibility

Augusta University will accept up to four (4) participants for the 2016 Summer Program. Interested high school students 16 years of age or older may apply to participate. An ideal candidate will be:

  • Interested in learning more about laboratory and social science research about sickle cell disease
  • Curious about pursuing a career in the sciences or health sciences
  • Able to interact respectfully and cooperatively with peers, mentors, staff and faculty
  • Have good communication skills

Student Benefits

Experience university life and develop college readiness.

Receive training in scientific lab research skills and activities.

Learn about scientific research career opportunities.

Obtain letters of recommendations from your research mentors that can help with your college applications.