AHA Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) with a focus on cardiovascular, brain ischemia and other heart, lung, and blood disorders

Summer: May - August

Program Director/PI: Cameron Dezfulian, MD
Program Administrator: Carla Monzo                       

The primary objective of the AHA Summer Undergraduate Research Program is to expose talented undergraduate students, including women and underrepresented minority students, to the art and practice of cardiovascular and brain ischemia science at the University of Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s premier research institutions. The experience will partner the students with leaders in the field of brain ischemia and cardiovascular sciences spanning the gamut from basic scientists to transitional and clinical investigators.  The students will participate in cutting-edge studies and be part of the day-to-day routine of top flight science. In the process, it is hoped the experience will inspire and motivate these young minds to pursue biomedical and cardiovascular research as part of their future career track.

To meet this goal the Program provides a mentored experience for the participants that will include but not be limited to:

One of the strengths of the all-expense-paid Program is the vast resources and the rich research and training environment at the University of Pittsburgh to which every participant will have access.

Mentors can be any University of Pittsburgh faculty member (MD, MD-PhD, or PhD) at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher who has sufficient funding to support the proposed work. Students are encouraged to visit the websites of the departments, divisions, centers, and institutes to find a mentor or to contact one of the committee members of the SURP.  More information on selecting a mentor can be found HERE.

Lists of projects from past summer programs can be found here: ARCHIVE

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