Research Opportunity: SOM Research Match for Underrepresented Students

University of Utah School of Medicine helps students from underserved or underrepresented backgrounds (see definition below) find a research opportunity. If you fit the definition and are interested in gaining a research experience, please take the survey here. Once they gather enough data, they will begin matching students up with different labs. You will likely hear back from them by January 2021 at the earliest (but could be later). 


If, for some reason, students are unsure if they fit the criteria that are listed below, please email Benjamin Tasevac at  Please DO NOT contact him for any other questions.

According to the AAMC, “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” The OHEDI’s takes this definition and tries to make it as broad and inclusive as possible. Thus, any student that self identifies as underserved or underrepresented based on race, religion, sexual orientation or is female, a member of a minority group or identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, a person of color, is an immigrant, a refugee, first in the family to go to college, and of low socioeconomic status qualifies for our services.

Survey link here as well: Student Research Opportunity Survey 


Research Opportunity: Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists

The RADM Helena O. Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists was established by Dr. Helena Mishoe to offer opportunities for postbac fellows of underrepresented groups in biomedical science to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. This fellowship aims to enhance career development for postbacs planning to apply to graduate and/or medical school with the long-term career goal of becoming a trained scientist or physician/scientist.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Have recently completed or will complete a bachelor’s degree by the summer of selection;
  2. Must have completed academic training in course work relevant to biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research;
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale, or 4.3 or better on a 5.0 scale;
  4. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadline: December 31st, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit this NHLBI webpage. Any questions can be directed to the NHLBI DIR Office of Education: ( ).

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