The MOSTSummer Program builds on existing training opportunities in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry for predoctora and postdoctoral fellows. The proposed project will provide intensive mentored research experiences for 10 undergraduate students coupled with career development and other supplementary activities. The program will create serve as an extension of the MOST research pipeline, a pipeline that is intended to recruit, train and place individuals in oral health career, particularly those in academic institutions. As such, it will be fully integrated into the medical campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, allowing participants access to a full menu of training opportunities and to integration with long-term trainees in the predoctoral and postdoctoral appointments in the MOST Program. The hypothesis is that providing summer research opportunities to individuals earlier in their education will increase the applicant pool t research training programs.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25DE022675-03
Application #
8630877
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDE1-MK (05))
Program Officer
King, Lynn M
Project Start
2012-03-01
Project End
2017-02-28
Budget Start
2014-03-01
Budget End
2015-02-28
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$54,000
Indirect Cost
$4,000
Name
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department
None
Type
Schools of Dentistry
DUNS #
098987217
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60612
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