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Faculty Mentor: James Tabery
Title: Professor
College: Humanities
School / Department: Philosophy and Health

Project description

Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers of UCEER (GURU) is an NIH-funded, first-of-its-kind program designed to give disabled students at the University of Utah the opportunity to join a research team focused on the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genomic science and genomic medicine. The ultimate goal is to provide students with a combination of mentorship, research, and curricular resources that will maximize their potential for moving on to the next stage of their academic or professional career.

Student Role: Undergraduate student participants in GURU will receive the following support:
  • Paired with a faculty researcher and paid $15/hour (for up to 150 hours/semester)
  • Provided $1000/year to support travel to an academic conference
  • Placed in a mentorship network with multiple mentors, at least one of whom will be a disabled faculty member
  • Offered the opportunity to take courses focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and genomic medicine
  • Provided resources to take a GRE test-prep course
Opportunity Location Type: In Person
Is this a paid opportunity: Yes