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Summer Research Programs - Metabolic Diseases

Introduction
MUSC's Short Term Research Training for Health Professional Students is a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored program, for medical students and student in other health professions in areas that fall within the broad spectrum of the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders, as well as the biology and pathophysiology of kidney, digestive, urologic and hematologic diseases. The Principal Investigator for this project is Dr. Leonard Egede, professor of Medicine and director of MUSC's Center for Health Disparities Research.
Program Structure
This program provides a 10-12 week research project under the supervision of an established investigator, accompanied by a set of structured enrichment activities and exposes students and other health professionals to a diverse array of expertise, strategies, technologies and questions that underlie many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
Purpose

The aim of the Short Term Research Training for Health Professional Students program is to:

  1. Attract talented and motivated medical students and other health professionals into careers in biomedical research in areas related to the NIDDK mission.
  2. Encourage increased awareness of research methods and results as a fundamental skill in the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on how to translate research into practice through didactic instruction and first hand experience of procedures and technologies used in translational research.
  3. Stimulate further interaction between research programs and clinical services, especially with regard to diseases that disproportionately affect the large African American population served by MUSC, e.g., diabetes, macrovascular disease, renal disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, lipid disorders, obesity.
  4. Provide forum where accomplished investigators can act as role models by sharing their enthusiasm and biomedical research expertise with medical and other health professional students interested in the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and lipid abnormalities, as well as cardiovascular, digestive and renal complications.
Eligibility
Interested applicants must be currently enrolled as a medical student or a student in other health professions with focused interest in areas that fall within the broad spectrum of the NIDDK mission areas. This includes diabetes, metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders, as well as the biology and pathophysiology of kidney, digestive, urologic and hematologic diseases.
Contact Information

The Center for Health Disparities Research

Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Director/Professor of Medicine
E-mail: egedel@musc.edu

MUSC Graduate Studies

Stephanie Brown-Guion, MSM
Director, Summer Programs
Phone: 843-876-2408
E-mail: browngu@musc.edu
Participating Faculty Members (pdf)
Summary of Research Interests of Participating Faculty (pdf)
 
 
 

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