Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research in Nephrology & Urology

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Abstract: Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research in Nephrology & Urology The Mayo Clinic has a rich history in both basic science and clinic science research in Nephrology &
Urology, and has active PhD, MD and MD-PhD training programs. Annually, the Mayo Graduate School
receives >1000 applications from Undergraduates to work with Mayo Clinic Investigators. The Mayo Clinic is
home to both an O'Brien Urology Research Center as well as a Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Center. Both Mayo Centers are one of four NIH funded Centers in the US. For the past several years, both
Centers have received supplemental funds to support summer undergraduate research related to kidney
stones and PKD, respectively. This proposal, in response to RFA-DK-13-005 (R25) merges these two
successful summer undergraduate programs into a more generalized Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate
Research in Nephrology & Urology. Several students from Mayo's programs have entered PhD, MD, or MD-
PhD programs, or have co-authored Nephrology or Urology-oriented peer-reviewed papers. Over the next 5 years, we proposed to fund 14 students/summer (70 students total) to work specifically
with Mayo Investigators engaged in basic or translational research in Nephrology & Urology. This 5 year period
will allow undergraduates in the program to perform innovative Nephrology & Urology research with leading
Mayo Clinic research laboratories. Students will also participate in various educational programs (e.g., weekly
seminars and mini-courses) to enhance their research experience. Their 10-week summer experience will
culminate with (1) a 10-minute oral presentation of their work, (2) a Mayo-wide Summer Undergraduate poster
presentation (> 120 student/yr) and (3) a NIDDK Summer Research Poster Symposium to be held annually in
Bethesda, MD. Following the Summer Program, students will be academically tracked to determine the
effectiveness of the Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research experience in Nephrology & Urology. Our goal is
to increase the number of basic and clinical Nephrology & Urology researchers as a result of this training
experience.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/1/143/31/19

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $24,916.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $98,604.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $98,604.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $17,822.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $98,604.00

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)

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