Grant: $271,743 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) will develop a Summer Research Experience Program (SREP) to employ high school students and science teachers to work with clinical and translational research studies at OSU. The SREP will directly contribute to CCTS activities in three primary ways: 1) Support the conduct of clinical and translational research in the CCTS Clinical Research Center (CRC) and other research programs associated with the CCTS; 2) Encourage secondary students to pursue research careers in health-related sciences, with a focus on students and teachers serving students traditionally underrepresented in these careers; 3) Educate the pUblic about clinical and translational research. In summer 2009, 10 high school students and 4 science teachers will be placed at the CRC or other clinical and translational research studies at OSU, working 20 hours a week for 8 weeks. Four additional students and teachers will be funded in 2010. SREP participants will directly contribute to research studies being conducted in the CCTS CRC as well as additional clinical and translational research studies across all seven health sciences colleges at OSU. Participants and their supervisors will receive relevant orientation and training before beginning the program. SREP participants will primarily be recruited from two local high schools with innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curricula and diverse student populations: Metro Early College High School and Eastmoor Academy. Both of these schools are implementing a new, biomedical sciences curriculum and are eager to recruit SREP participants as well as support the design and implementation of the program. The CCTS will combine these strong school partnerships with CCTS and OSU staff capacity and resources for working with high school students to develop a successful and sustainable summer research experience program. This program can serve as a model for future research proposals as well as the national CTSA program
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Jobs Summary: Positions being funded by this research project, either partially or fully, include: Researchers, research technicians, undergraduate student assistants, program manager. (Total jobs reported: 5)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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