Orientation

All accepted IMPRS students are required to attend the 2017 Indiana Medical Student Program For Research and Scholarship (IMPRS). Please download the agenda.

Power Point Presentation and Poster Templates:

Below is a list of the available research and scholarly opportunities within the Laboratory Track.

Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM)

Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM)

Program Overview:

The Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM) began in 1983 to provide laboratory-based biomedical research opportunities for medical students in order to facilitate physician-scientist career development. Support for students participating in SRPinAM is derived from multiple institutional training grants awarded from the National Institutes of Health, the IUSM Dean’s Office, and the Center for Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Structure of Internship:

Medical students participating in SRPinAM spend 10 weeks conducting an independent research project under the guidance of IUSM research mentors as well as attending weekly seminars addressing responsible conduct of research, scientific rigor, and career development. At the end of the program, all students present their work in the IMPRS Poster Session. The project posters are judged and approximately the top twenty posters are asked to do an oral presentations to compete for awards.

Some IMPRS programs may require additional time and effort from participants beyond the fixed dates listed in the time line. Students will be notified in advance and compensated for this additional effort. Flexibility in these specific research programs will be offered to ensure that students can remain focused on their academic requirements and career advancement.

Medical students are encouraged to consider participating in this program as a launching pad for other biomedical research opportunities (Master’s in Translational Science, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship and Doris Duke Research Programs) as they develop into physician scientists within their IUSM medical education and beyond. It is the goal for the students who participate in this program would decide to continue to be involved in research with their summer mentor. Questions about this option, please discuss with your mentor and reach out to either Dr. Brittney-Shea Herbert or Anne Nguyen by email.

Application Process:

Students applying to SRPinAM are encouraged to identify and meet with participating faculty mentors so that they can indicate their specific research mentor preference on their application. Qualified applicants who do not list a preferred research mentor or who identify research mentors with no available lab openings will be assigned to a research mentor that as closely as possible aligns with the student’s research interests.

For a list of participating faculty research mentors and a brief description of their research interests, please follow the link: Research Mentors. If you need to find the faculty mentors that have research in your area of interests, go to the IUSM ReSEARCH Connect database.

Applications are due on January 29, 2018. To apply for the SRPinAM program, fill out the RedCap application form.

Contact Information:

For additional information about the program, please email imprs@iupui.edu.

Student Education and Research Fellowship Program (SERF) at IUSM-Fort Wayne

Student Education and Research Fellowship Program (SERF) at IUSM-Fort Wayne

Program Overview:

The Student Research Fellowship is a structured program developed to provide students with basic research skills and practical experience in conducting research independently. Registration and detailed information about the 2018 summer program will be announced in December 2017.

Student Eligibility:

First-and second-year students enrolled in an accredited program (DO or MD) are eligible to apply to this program. These students will be expected to lead the student research team and should expect to spend approximately 40 hours per week committed to the research project for 10 weeks.

Application Process:

To apply for Student Research Fellowship Program, applicants must complete and submit the SRFP application by 5 pm on January 31, 2018. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be from a faculty member at the school in which the applicant is attending. The application form and each letter of recommendation must be submitted directly to Gina Bailey. For more details about the Student Research Fellowship Program, call the IUSM-Fort Wayne office at 260-481-6730 or Gina Bailey, IU School of Medicine, at 260-481-6731. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by February 28, 2018.

Contact Information:

For additional information about the Student Research Fellowship Program, please contact Gina Bailey from IU School of Medicine in Fort Wayne by baileyg@ipfw.edu.

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Muncie

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Muncie

Program Overview:

The Student Research Fellowship at IUSM-Muncie is a structured program developed to provide clinical and basic science research opportunities for students enrolled at any of the nine campuses of IUSM. Students will gain research experience through the guidance of mentors in the program. By the end of the program students will have learned skills to conduct clinical or basic science research including: literature reviews, IRB submission requirements, CITI training (research ethics), components of scientific paper, writing abstracts and manuscripts and preparing posters for presentation. Additionally, students will learn poster and oral presentation skills.

Student Eligibility:

First-and second-year IUSM students are eligible to apply to this program. These students will be expected to lead the student research team and should expect to spend approximately 40 hours per week committed to the research project.

Application Process:

To be considered for the 2018 IUSM-Muncie Student Research Fellowship Program, applicants must complete and submit the RedCap application form by 5:00pm on March 1, 2018. The form will allow you to save and return to your application until you are ready to submit for review.

Contact Information:

For additional information about the Student Research Fellowship Program, please contact Ila Verneman from IU School of Medicine in Muncie at iverneman@bsu.edu.

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Northwest

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Northwest

Program Overview:

Each year, IUSM-Northwest basic science faculty members sponsor undergraduate or medical students in their research laboratories as part of an eight–ten week Summer Research Internship Program. The program provides the students the opportunities to work alongside in research laboratories under close supervision of a faculty mentor. The students will have the opportunity to work on a diverse area of research projects such as neuroscience, infectious diseases, innate immunity, muscle biology, obesity, aging, retinal physiology and diseases, corneal innervation and dry eye disease and others. Participation in the program, the students will be exposed to all facets of biomedical research including literature review, experimental design, data gathering and analysis.

Faculty Mentors:

Faculty members who routinely sponsor students in their research laboratories.

Faculty Mentor Area of Interest/Research Laboratories
Ted Bae, PhD http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/taeok-bae-ph-d/
Dipika Gupta, PhD http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/dipika-gupta-ph-d/
Des Kashyap
Roman Dziarski, PhD
http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/roman-dziarski-ph-d/
Tanya Kostrominova, PhD http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/tatiana-kostrominova-ph-d/
Brian Kennedy, PhD http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/brian-kennedy-ph-d/
Carl Marfurt, PhD http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/carl-marfurt-ph-d/
Ernest Talarico, PhD http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/ernest-f-talarico-ph-d/

Application Process:

If you are interested in the program, please contact Dr. Carl Marfurt by email, cmarfurt@iun.edu. Application process begins November 15, 2017 by filling out the online application. Click here to access the RedCap application.

Contact Information:

Students interested in the IUSM-NW summer internship program are encouraged to contact directly the faculty member with whom you wish to work, or you may see Dr. Marfurt for assistance.

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Bloomington

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Bloomington

Program Overview:

IUSM-Bloomington basic science faculty members sponsor laboratory research opportunities for undergraduate or medical students as part of an eight–ten week Summer Research Internship Program. Students will work under close supervision of a faculty mentor. The students will have the opportunity to work on research projects in cell, molecular and cancer biology, or in educational research. Participants in the program will be exposed to all facets of biomedical research including literature review, experimental design, data generation and analysis. Students may have the opportunity to submit abstracts to, and present at, national meetings.

Students are encouraged to check out the research interests of our faculty at https://medicine.iu.edu/education/campuses/bloomington/research/faculty-labs/

Contact Information:

Those interested in additional information should contact John Watkins at watkins@indiana.edu.

Student Summer Research Program Program (SSRP) at IUSM-West Lafayette

Student Summer Research Program Program (SSRP) at IUSM-West Lafayette

Program Overview:

IUSM-West Lafayette encourages students interested in research on the Purdue campus to discuss areas of interest with the Campus Director, Regina Kreisle, MD, PhD (rkreisle@purdue.edu). Funding is available for eight weeks of summer research. Students may have the opportunity to submit abstracts to, and present at, national meetings.

Contact Information:

Those interested in additional information should contact Ray Munguia Vazquez, MD, PhD at rmunguia@purdue.edu.

Summer Research Program at IUSM-Terre Haute

Summer Research Program at IUSM-Terre Haute

Program Overview:

IUSM-Terre Haute is offering an eight-to-ten week Summer Research with Foundational Sciences faculty. The opportunity allows medical students to participate in all facets of biomedical research including literature review, experimental design, data collection and analysis. Students will be encouraged to submit and present an abstract at the conclusion of the internship. Please submit your interest by email to the faculty listed below by March 1, 2017.

Faculty Mentor:

Faculty Mentor Area of Interest/Research Laboratories
Steven Templeton, PhD Immune response to the human opportunistic pathogen, Aspergillus fumigatus.

 

Contact Information:

Those interested in additional information should contact Steven Templeton at sptemple@iupui.edu.

Summer Research Program at IUSM-South Bend

Summer Research Program at IUSM-South Bend

Program Overview:

IU School of Medicine students at the South Bend campus are invited to enrich their educational and training experiences by engaging in a variety of basic science research opportunities during the summer after their first year. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in faculty laboratories with the goals of publishing their work, presenting at national conferences, and building a strong foundation for lifelong scholarship. IU School of Medicine—South Bend faculty direct research programs in medical ethics and population health, inflammatory and infectious diseases, vascular biology, cell and molecular biology, and cancer biology. IUSM—South Bend has a partnership with the University of Notre Dame graduate program, which allows medical students to benefit from working side-by-side with graduate student and postdoctoral researchers.

Faculty Mentors:

Faculty Area of Interest/Research Laboratories
David Boone, Ph.D. Link
Karen Cowden-Dahl, Ph.D. Link
Rich Dahl, Ph.D. Link
Mark Fox, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Link
Jeni Prosperi, Ph.D. Link
Molly Scheel, Ph.D. Link
Roderich Schwarz, M.D., Ph.D. Link
Margaret Schwarz, M.D. Link
Rob Stahelin, Ph.D. Link
Urs von Holzen, M.D. Link

 

Contact Information:

Students who are interested in applying for a summer research opportunity should contact Dr. Tracy Vargo at tvargogo@iu.edu.

Department of Surgery Summer Research Opportunity

IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery Summer Research Opportunity

Program Overview :

The IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery offers up to six summer research opportunities for first year medical students. Research opportunities are available in the areas of surgery basic science and translational/clinical topics. First-year medical students who are interested in the program are encouraged to identify potential mentors within the department and to develop a short, 300-word research proposal to be reviewed by program leadership. Proposal submissions are due no later than April 15.

Proposals will be reviewed and the most meritorious applications funded. Students will receive a $2,500 stipend for the eight weeks of research. Students should expect to begin working full time between after May 19 and continue for eight weeks. Mentors of the program include Brian Brewer, MD; Leonidas Koniaris, MD; Milan Radovich, PhD; Bruce Robb, MD; and Teresa Zimmers, PhD.

Application Process:

To apply for the Department of Surgery Summer Research Opportunity, fill out the RedCap application form for submission. The form will allow you to save and return to your application until you are ready to submit for review.

Faculty Mentors:

Please go to Department of Surgery webpage for the list of faculty.

Contact Information:

If you have questions about the Department of Surgery Summer Research, please email Dr. Leonidas Koniaris.

NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity

NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity

Program Overview:

The NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientists in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer. The intent of the program is to help students gain an understanding of the career opportunities in the area of biomedical research as well as an in depth understanding of diabetes, the clinical manifestations and its unresolved problems. It is not expected that the applicant have had prior research experience. Learn more additional information about the NIDDK opportunity.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Here’s some frequently asked questions.

Application Process:

Registration and details for the 2018 summer program can be found at Medical Diabetes Research website. To apply, fill out the application form here.

Contact Information:

For more information or have questions, please visit this webpage.

Faculty Mentors

Faculty Mentors

Below is the list of research mentors identified for the 2017 IMPRS. If you know of a researcher that wants to be considered a research mentor for the program, please have them complete the Prospective Faculty Mentors form.