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APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2017!

AHA Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in Cardiovascular Sciences
in Partnership with the Vascular Medicine Institute of the University of Pittsburgh

Summer 2017

The University of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the American Heart Association and the Vascular Medicine Institute, offers a stipend to support summer research experiences in cardiovascular sciences or brain ischemia research for undergraduates mentored by a University faculty member. The SURP is designed to expose students to cutting-edge basic and translational cardiovascular research.

   
 

Our students, 2016 (above) and 2015 (below)
Information about the past summer programs can be found HERE.

 
   

The program includes:


Core Curriculum

Weekly Practical Research Skills Workshops, aimed at teaching the tools needed to perform research, will include the following topics:


A weekly lecture series is presented to participants by experts in respective areas.


Prospective Participants

The SURP is open to undergraduates from accredited institutions of higher education with an interest in cardiovascular sciences or brain ischemia research as covered by the AHA mission, and that have an interest in potentially developing an independent research career. An emphasis is placed on applicants that are underrepresented within cardiovascular research. 


Program Faculty

The faculty includes world-renowned scientists and physician-scientists in cardiovascular medicine and pathobiology. 


Application Materials

A complete application consists of: (details can be found on the Application Process page)

  1. Application cover page
  2. Mentor’s biosketch
  3. Applicant résumé
  4. Undergraduate transcript with GPA
  5. Applicant personal statement
  6. Research Project Proposal
  7. Mentor letter of support
  8. One additional letter of recommendation


Apply Early!   Applications are due on Tuesday, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 at 5:00pm.


Contact Information

Carla Monzo, Program Administrator
monzocm@upmc.edu   
412-648-3181                        
Vascular Medicine Institute
E1240 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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