NORC Summer Research Program
Application Information & Instructions
The Mid-Atlantic NORC Summer Research Program is a 10 week research internship for undergraduate students only. The Program offers an intensive summer research experience and mentorship to successful applicants, as well as a stipend of approximately $2,000 - $3,000. Housing and transportation are not included. Anticipated opening of applications for Summer 2014 will be around Thanksgiving Break, 2013. The 2014 Summer Research Program is tentatively planned for Tuesday, May 27 - Friday, August 1, 2014.
Under the mentorship of one of the Mid-Atlantic NORC faculty, interns will select an interesting research question in an obesity/nutrition-related area, and will work in the laboratory and/or clinical research setting to learn and perform state-of-the-art research to answer that question. Selection of three potential mentors is required at the time of application; final acceptance into the program is contingent upon successfully matching with a participating mentor.
Students will be required to present a summary of their work in a peer group setting as well as at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Annual Student Researh Forum and will receive a Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of the internship. In addition to intensive hands-on research experience, students will attend research conferences and seminars as well as weekly Core lectures presented by Mid-Atlantic NORC faculty designed specifically for this Program covering broad topics in nutrition and obesity related chronic diseases. Summer interns potentially interested in careers in clinical arenas have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty in the inpatient setting and outpatient clinics (University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Endocrine Clinic, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, etc.).
The 2014 application process will be announced as the application opening date draws nearer. Please check back periodically for updates.
For more information about the Mid-Atlantic NORC Summer Research Program, please contact:
Sara M. Sturgess, MS, RD, LDN, CNS
Program Manager, Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
University of Maryland School of Medicine
660 West Redwood Street HH 478
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-5829 ; Fax: 410-706-5828
Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Atlantic NORC Summer Research Program.