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Summer Research Program

cc summer 2015

Gwendolyn Mahon, Ph.D., P.I. and Program Director (third from right) and Ian Whitehead, Ph.D., Program co-Director (second from left), Edmund Lattime, Ph.D., closing symposium guest speaker, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Associate Director for Education and Training (first from left), Stanley Weiss, MD, Professor of School of Public Health and Department of Medicine of NJMS (thrid from left), along with the 2015 Cancer Summer Research Program students.

The Cancer Summer Student Research Program has been in existence at NJMS since 1969 and is supported through an NCI Cancer Education Program Grant (Principal Investigators, Gwendolyn Mahon, Ph.D. and Ian Whitehead, Ph.D., R25CA019536-26).

This program, which has been continuously funded by the NCI for 45 years, provides a unique eight-week research experience for New Jersey Medical School's first and second-year medical students as well as undergraduate students enrolled in our combined BS/MD seven-year program. Participation in the Summer Student Research Program is often the student's first research experience. It provides an opportunity for each student to evaluate the possibility of an academic career in medicine, inspire and motivate students to pursue an investigative career in oncology, as well as appreciate the value and importance of biomedical research to tomorrow's physicians. Students participate in biomedical research activities in a laboratory or clinical setting at either the NJMS Cancer Center, or the broader cancer center research community on the Newark Campus, while developing a close working relationship with a faculty member.

 

Program Requirements

1. All students participating in the Summer Research Program are required to complete the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Basic Course online, before the program begins, available at http://rbhs.rutgers.edu/hsweb/education.

2. At the conclusion of the program students are required to submit an abstract summarizing their research. These abstracts are published annually in the Summer Student Research Abstract Booklet.

For the 2015 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2014 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2013 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2012 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2011 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2010 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2009 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here

For the 2008 Cancer Education Program Abstract Booklet, click here


3. Finally, students are required to present their research projects at the annual Student Poster Day Events usually held the first week in August.

For information on how to participate as a student or sponsoring investigator, view the information below, or contact Erik Augenzucker at augenzea@njms.rutgers.edu, (973) 972-2917 or (973) 972-3558, Cancer Center H-1202 or the program director, Gwendolyn Mahon, Ph.D., at mahongm@shrp.rutgers.edu.


Information

Information for Faculty for the 2016 program click here

Information for Students for the 2016 program click here

Students not enrolled in New Jersey Medical School or one of the joint NJMS BS/MD programs, may review the available projects and apply for a position, but should be aware that NJMS students get first prioirty. If spots are available after all NJMS students have been placed, positions may be offered to non-NJMS students.


Calling all PAST students of the Cancer Summer Research Program!!!

We now have an alumni group on FACEBOOK where you can network with your alumni colleagues and voice your opinion about the program. It is also very important for all past students to email to us your current positions or area of expertise so that we can update your information in our files. Please click on the following link to join NJMS Alumni of the Cancer Summer Student Research Program: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44878254096&ref=mf