The goal of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Short-Term Medical Student Training Program in Renal, Gl, Endocrine and Epithelial Biology, is to foster an interest in scientific investigation as a career objective for students by providing them with an opportunity to participate in biomedical research with highly qualified mentors and role models. The program will support a summer research training experience for medical students between the first and second year of medical school. This program is designed to introduce students to a rigorous approach to scientific inquiry in basic science or clinical investigation and focuses on three major areas of research: (1) renal and epithelial cell biology, (2) digestive diseases, and (3) endocrinology and diabetes. Trainees will be selected by an executive committee on the basis of student-authored project proposals developed with and endorsed by faculty members of the training program. Faculty members will serve both as research trainers and as mentors.

Public Health Relevance

The future of medical progress depends on the translation of advances from the bench to the bedside, and an interdisciplinary approach to complex problems. The continuation of these meritorious goals, captured in this training proposal, therefore, is to help assure that a diverse and highly-trained workforce is available to carry out important biomedical and translational research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Type
NRSA Short -Term Research Training (T35)
Project #
5T35DK065521-09
Application #
8447073
Study Section
Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases B Subcommittee (DDK)
Program Officer
Podskalny, Judith M,
Project Start
2004-05-01
Project End
2015-03-31
Budget Start
2013-04-01
Budget End
2014-03-31
Support Year
9
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$30,817
Indirect Cost
$3,498
Name
University of Pittsburgh
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
004514360
City
Pittsburgh
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
15213
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