HCI PathMaker Scholars Program Application Open!

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is currently accepting applications for the PathMaker Scholars Program!

The PathMaker Scholars Program seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented students in biomedical cancer research and to encourage them to prepare for careers in research, medicine, and education. The Program sponsors students for a ten-week, residential summer research experience where they will live on campus, learn laboratory training techniques and work on a project as indicated by a Principal Investigator in a university laboratory setting. Accepted students who successfully complete the program will automatically be accepted into the summer 2021 program without reapplying.

Application Deadline – 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Benefits include:

  • Accepted students will receive a stipend of $3,000-$4,000 for their participation in the 10-week summer program (amount depending on education level).
  • The program pays housing expenses and meal plan expenses.
  • Travel support is available to students who live outside of Salt Lake City.
  • Accepted students will have the opportunity to apply and attend a national conference to present their summer research. The program pays all conference expenses.
  • $1,000 scholarships to the University of Utah will be awarded to outstanding participants

For more information and to access the application, visit the program website

Any questions regarding the program should be directed to Anna Marsden (Anna.Marsden@hci.utah.edu).


Jean-Luc Doumont’s “Making the most of your presentation” April 6 2 – 4 pm

Jean-Luc Doumont
Making the most of your presentation

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they usually are in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom with an effective outcome. This lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

An engineer (Louvain) and PhD in applied physics (Stanford), Jean-luc Doumont is acclaimed worldwide for his no-nonsense approach, his highly applicable, often life-changing recommendations on a wide range of topics, and Trees, maps, and theorems, his book about “effective communication for rational minds.” For additional information, visit www.principiae.be.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Monday 6 April 2020

from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

S Beh Auditorium

Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, College of Engineering,

College of Mines & Earth Science, and Career & Professional Development Center

Summer Research Program – U-M CVC SURF Application Open!

The University of Michigan Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center is pleased to announce our 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is now accepting applications!  The SURF program provides full-time research opportunities at the University of Michigan for 30 talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research and medicine. The program starts Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and ends the first week of August. 


Program intended for excellent undergraduate students interested in research, especially those that might be interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long-term career plans.  To access the application, click here, or visit our website at https://tinyurl.com/fcvcsurf.


The application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020.


For questions, please visit https://tinyurl.com/fcvcsurf or email FCVC-SURF@med.umich.edu.

GURU Program seeking applicants for 20/21 academic year!

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) is seeking applicants for the GURU Program, an NIH-funded, one-of-a-kind program designed to give U students who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible) the opportunity to join a research team that investigates the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and genomic medicine. We support students and faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Law, Humanities, Science, Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Engineering, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

Opportunities are available for graduate students and undergraduate students with a disability.
For any questions, please contact Jim Tabery, james.tabery@utah.edu, 801-581-8362.