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.
A flyer with program and application information for the 2021-2022 academic year is attached below, along with image text.
For any questions, please contact Jim Tabery, firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-581-8362.
Interested in gaining research experience?
Research experience is a fantastic opportunity—a unique part of the college experience.
Research experience makes you a more competitive applicant for graduate school.
Research experience gives you the chance to be part of a research team.
Are you an undergraduate student who identifies as having a disability?
The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) runs the GURU Program, a 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 have supported students and faculty from the Colleges of Humanities, Law, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Education, Engineering, Social and Behavioral Science, and Medicine. Students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
As part of the GURU Program, you could do things like study how parents who learn they will have a child with Down syndrome convey that news to family and friends, help develop a comic book to enhance literacy about genetic testing, apply techniques from theater to assist doctors with communicating difficult news. For additional information about the GURU Program and affiliated projects, see: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/uceer/guru1.php
2 undergraduate students will be selected each year. The students will be:
• Paired with a faculty researcher and paid $10/hour (for up to 150 hours/semester).
• Provided $1220/year to support travel to an academic conference.
• Placed in a mentorship network with multiple mentors, at least one of whom will be a faculty member who identifies as having a disability.
• Offered the opportunity to take courses focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research and medicine, and provided resources to take a GRE test-prep course.
Apply Here: https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/nursing/redcap/surveys/?s=NM48PETNJW
Deadline for application: January 22, 2021
Application includes: CV, personal statement, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation. If you require accommodations to complete the application, please contact the Center for Disability & Access at 801.581.5020, Student Union Room 162
Questions? Contact: Professor Jim Tabery, 801.581.8362, email@example.com