Grant: $8,869 - National Institutes of Health - Jul. 20, 2009
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Award Description: The requested supplement added to the scientific agenda of the parent project (k23 White Matter and Cognition in PD), and provided summer employment for 2 undergraduate research trainees, as well as supplemental funds for a graduate student to act as overall coordinator. Although these positions are relatively short term, they provide stimulation by allowing these students to gain experience so that they will be more competitive in the applications for graduate and/or medical schools.
Project Description: This is a summer training program for two outstanding honor students to the study of movement disorders (i.e., Parkinson disease, tremor). Each trainee will complete a unique research experience where they learn fundamentals of the core research project and become acculturated into a laboratory of investigatory science. Simultaneously, the students are exposed to a broader community of science via weekly educational-research colloquia, relevant clinical experiences (i.e., observation of a DBS surgery), and mentoring meetings for the entire trainee cohort. Due to administrative delays, expenditures will be reported on the next quarterly report.
Jobs Summary: Two outstanding honor students completed 40 hours a week in the summer institute during the academic summer period. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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