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2014 SOM Student Summer Research Program

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Program Description

The School of Medicine Student Summer Research Program – 2014 is an 8-week program from June 9 to August 1 designed to help students gain experience in an area of research interest. First-year medical students in Lubbock are encouraged to coordinate with interested faculty members on project proposals that are to be submitted for approval to the Office of the Dean. A stipend in the total amount of $2,240 will be paid to each participating student in accordance with this guideline, and students are required to present information regarding summer research activities during the Student Research Week in the Spring 2015.

Medical Student Summer Research Program Orientation

TakeNoteStudents are expected to attend the Medical Student Summer Research Program Orientation, "Things you need to know about the 2014 Student Summer Research Program." This Orientation will be held on June 9th at 12:00 p.m. in ACB 240. Lunch will be provided.

Introductory Lectures: Orientation to Clinical Research

This short series of lectures, offered by the Clinical Research Institute, will serve as an introduction to your clinical research experience this summer. As you can see from the listings on the schedule below, this should provide you with background information about protocol development, study design, consenting subjects, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Lovett, Managing Director at 806-743-4222, ext. 222, or Dr. Lorenz Lutherer, Executive Director at 806-743-4222, ext. 230.

DAY 1: Monday, June 16, 2014 (ACB 240)

DAY 2: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (ACB 230)

Only students conducting human studies need attend

9:00–9:45 a.m.
Overview of clinical research and the development of a protocol (L. Lutherer)
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Roles and responsibilities of the research team (L. Lutherer)
9:45–10:45 a.m.
Elements of Study Design/Statistics (P. Watkins)
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Protection of subjects — the process of consenting (C. Lovett)
10:45–11:00 a.m.
Break
 
11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Lessons learned — presentations from successful students (Introduction by S. Dissanaike)
 
12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
Meet and great luncheon with past students
 

Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research Program Seminar Series

Students participating in the SOM Student Summer Research Program are invited to attend the SABR program seminar series every Wednesday and Friday from 11:50a-1:00p. Lunch will be provided. All presentations will be held in 1C102 unless otherwise noted. Please RSVP attendance for any or all sessions to Jackie Chavez in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

June 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2
3
Rm 1C110A
11:50-1:00 Lab Safety
(Dr. Whelley)
4
11:50a-1p
GSBS: Programs, Research Opportunities, and Survival Skills
(Dr. Blanton)
5
6
11:50a-1p
Lunch with Graduate Student Association
7
8 9 10
11
11:50a-1p
How to Form an Hypothesis
(Dr. MacDonald)
12
13
11:50a-1p
White Matter Integrity - Binge/ Moderate Drinking
(Ravi Rajmohan)
14
15 16 17
18
11:50a-1p
Cysteine Scanning Mutagenesis of the Salmonella typhimurium Melibiose Permease
(Kelsey Markham)
19
20
11:50a-1p
What is Public Health?
(Dr. Byrd)
21
22 23 24
25
11:50a-1p
Special Topic
(Dr. Arceci)
26
27
11:50a-1p
Intro to Responsible Conduct of Research
(Dr. Blanton)
28
29 30  

July 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1
2
Fourth of July Holiday
3
4
Fourth of July Holiday
5
6 7 8
9
11:50a-1p
What Goes into a Scientific Abstract?
(Dr. Hamood)
10
11
11:50a-1p
TBD
(Monish Makena)
12
13 14 15
16
11:50a-1p
The World's Worst PowerPoint Seminar – And How You Can Avoid Giving It
(Dr. MacDonald)
17
18
11:50a-1p
Cell Based Gene Therapy Exploiting the Immune Privileged Properties of Sertoli Cells to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
(Lea Ann Thompson)
19
20 21 22
23
11:50a-1p
Naturally Obsessed
(Movie)
24
25
11:50a-1p
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: the modern-day Hydra facing our Herculean science
(Jake Everett)
26
27 28 29
30
11:50a-1p
An Overview of Biofilms
(Allie Clinton)
31  

August 2014

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
1
11:50a-1p
TBD
(Swapneeta Date)
2
3 4 5
6
11:50a-1p
Tales from a Biotech Entrepreneur
(Dr. Jon Weidanz)
7
8
11:50a-1p
Intern Presentations
SABR Symposium
9

Proposal/Project Abstract

The Student Summer Research Project Proposal Form should be filled out and submitted to the Office of the Dean and the Associate Dean for Research by May 9, 2014. Preferably, a form is submitted jointly by a student and faculty member who have coordinated the details of a research project for the summer; however, forms will be received from an individual for possible research projects. The Office of the Dean and the Associate Dean for Research will coordinate to assist in locating and matching interested students and faculty. Note: The proposed project should have appropriate institutional approval (IRB, IACUC, etc.) prior to the start of the program.

Download Student Summer Research Project Proposal Form

Summer Research

Departmental Responsibilities

Processing of all paperwork to ensure appropriate payment of stipends will be the responsibility of a participating department. Steps to be taken are:

  1. Process an ePAF for each student using the pooled position HSC Student Intern (0 FTE and 0 salary).
  2. Please note: The Department is responsible for processing the full stipend amount of $2,240.  The Department account will be used for half ($1,120) and the Dean’s account for the remaining amount ($1,120).  The FOP can be obtained from Shalene Vick at 743-1830.
  3. Process EOPs prior to June 18th for the first month and July 18th for the second month.
  4. Process ePAF to end job for each student.

Expectations

The research activities of this program are expected to provide meaningful experience and knowledge that contribute to the student’s medical education. Faculty members should offer appropriate instruction and assistance in order for the student to be successful. Students are required to complete a presentation of their research activities during the Student Research Week in the spring 2015. The Office of the Clinical Research Center is providing an opportunity for students to gain better knowledge of the development of protocols for clinical research by attending scheduled lectures early this summer. This will assist the student in understanding the searching of literature, roles and responsibilities of the research team and governing regulations, protection of subjects (consents), data collection (from charts), role of the IRB (risks & benefits), study monitoring and dealing with audits. Additional presentations will be offered throughout the summer on developing a hypothesis, how to give a presentation and writing an abstract. Research seminars presented by TTUHSC faculty members and graduate students will also be presented.

Questions

Any questions regarding this program can be referred to Ernestine Gregorcyk in the Office of the Dean at 743-3003.

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