This application is to establish at UT Southwestern Medical Center an institutional National Research Service Award that will enhance short-term training opportunities for medical students in basic and clinical biomedical research specifically in areas of interest to the NHLBI. Medical student research at UT Southwestern Medical Center has a long and rich tradition. Since its inception in the late 1950's, these activities have encompassed a wide range of research opportunities that have been funded by state, private, and federal funds. Research activities that have been supported have included basic, clinical, and applied areas. This program has increased substantially in the past decade, commesurate with the emergence and development of facilities and faculty available on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus. This application seeks to establish a training program that will focus on the exposure and development of medical students to formal training in clinical and basic research in areas supported by the NHLBI. Based on experiences derived from the existing summer research program at UT Southwestern, we envisage the establishment of a competitive program that would serve to provide opportunities to medical students at UT Southwestern Medical Center and throughout the United States. Building upon the experience that we have amassed in the identification and pairing of students and mentors, we anticipate that these experiences will further serve to further enrich the research background of students at UT Southwestern Medical Center and in other parts of the United States. In addition, we believe that this program will serve as a focal point to further enrich medical student research activities at UT Southwestern and participating institutions. Such activities will serve to heighten the awareness of additional opportunities that are available for the training of medical students (e.g. the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowships for Medical Students, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowships) and to enhance the quality of students seeking training though the auspices of such programs.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
NRSA Short -Term Research Training (T35)
Project #
5T35HL086346-05
Application #
8231330
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHL1-CSR-G (O1))
Program Officer
Roltsch, Mark
Project Start
2008-03-01
Project End
2013-02-28
Budget Start
2012-03-01
Budget End
2013-02-28
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$23,166
Indirect Cost
$3,060
Name
University of Texas Sw Medical Center Dallas
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
800771545
City
Dallas
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
75390