Grant: $15,380 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: LSUHSC has a Summer Student Research Program coordinated by Dr. Paula Gregory, that provides opportunities for students at all educational levels. This program provides unique research experiences for undergraduates, and high school students from Louisiana, but also from out of State. The program is designed to cultivate students’ interest in pursuing research careers in either the basic or clinical sciences. Students spend two months in the program during the summer, working in labs throughout the health sciences center. Participants consist of 20% minority students and at least 50% women participants. The program has a consistent record of success with a high percentage of the participants returning for graduate or medical school training. Our two summer students will benefit from the infrastructure this program provides. The two research projects will use immunological assays of antigen-specific T cell responsiveness to assess the systemic and mucosal (pulmonary) immunogenicity of two novel approaches to immunization against M. tuberculosis. Students will also attend weekly seminars with the other summer students; the seminars are designed to give them an overview of the diversity of research conducted throughout the health sciences center. All the students in the program receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research. A special session is provided to teach the students how to write an abstract, how to prepare and present a poster at a scientific meeting. Our students will participate in the Summer Student Research Poster Day at the end of the summer to present their research. After the summer, our student interns will present their data at a scientific meeting and will included as authors when their research is published in a peer reviewed journal. All of the students are asked to complete questionnaires concerning their research experience as well as how this experience may have impacted their career decisions. We will track our two students and assist them in attaining their career goals in the future.
Project Description: The program is designed to cultivate students' interest in pursuing research careers in either the basic or clinical sciences. The students spend two months in the program during the summer working in labs thoughout the health sciences center. Student(s) will be identified during Spring 2010 recruitment for an anticipated Summer 2010 placement to end by 09/30/2010.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: none (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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