MSA Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM)
Kristin Buzzitta, Class of 2012,working on her project in Dr. Michael Sturek's lab
SRPinAM Student Participant Meeting beginning at Noon on May 13, 2013 in the Research Building 3, Room 303/305.
SRPinAM Mentor Meeting beginning at Noon on May 16, 2013 in Research Building 3, Room 303/305.
2013 Seminar Thursdays will be held in Research Building 3, Room 303/305.
May 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
2013 SRPinAM Competition is scheduled for August 1 and 2, 2013 beginining at 9:00 a.m. in the Research Building 3 Auditorium (C203).
2013 SRPinAM Medical Student Participant Poster Session is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mills Atrium of the Medical Science Building.
The Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM) began in 1983 to provide research opportunities for medical students in hopes of furthering the medical student's aspirations to become a physician scientist. More then 30 students annually performing research in basic science, clinical and translational sciences have taken advantage of the program since 1984.
In 1987, the program hit a milestone and was able to secure an NIH training grant that ran through 2005. Since then the program has only been able to provide up to 30 student research opportunities with IUSM faculty researchers. Under the leadership of Dr. Nadia Carlesso, IUSM re-applied for an NIH training grant to once again help support the program. Since 2005, support for the program has come through a variety of avenues, but the majority of the funding has come from the IUSM Dean's Office and the Center for Translational Science Instittue (CTSI). Beginning Summer 2012, the SRPinAM was funded through a T-35 NIH Training Grant where 24 students were funded. An additional 8 students were funded through CTSI. The SRPinAM is becoming a recognized and prestigious opprtunity for our medical students wanting to do research. As a result, the program is an umbrella for other funded NIH research opportunities which includes funding from CTSI and other NIH Training Grants.
Thirty-four medical students were selected to participate in the Student Research Program in Academic Medicine in the spring of 2013. The students will spent 12 weeks during the 2013 summer with the guidance of an IUSM research mentor doing their own research projects as well as attending weekly seminars to learn more about the process of considering research as a future endeavor. You can view the 2012 participants and their research mentor assignement under Participants/Projects. Soon, the 2013 participants will be available to view.
Medical students are encouraged to consider participating in this program as a launching pad for other research opportunities within their medical education as they develop into physician scientists.
"Clinical translation of scientific discoveries needs the coordinated action of scientists and clinicians. Bridging the worlds of the research lab and the clinic is made possible through the work of physician-scientists."
To contribute to the number of physician-scientists by encouraging and fostering a generation of medical students interested in biomedical research.
To create opportunities for medical students to experience hypothesis-driven research focused on themolecular basis of disease with clinical transllation potential.