Deadline: Feb. 20, 2023.
Anesthesiology Summer Research (ASSURE) Fellowship Program 2023
The Anesthesiology Summer Research (ASSURE) Fellowship Program 2023 at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides college students from the St. Louis metro area an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical, and/or translational research projects.
Under the mentorship of a Department of Anesthesiology faculty member, ASSURE fellows will work on projects in a lab or clinical setting, meet with mentors, attend journal clubs, engage in professional development opportunities, receive assistance with graduate school preparation planning, and gain valuable research experience.
The ASSURE Fellowship provides undergraduate students from the St. Louis metro area an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical, and/or translational research projects. Fellows will engage in immersive 10-week summer projects under the mentorship of a Department of Anesthesiology faculty member.
ASSURE fellows will also have the opportunity to attend educational programs and social activities with fellow research trainees participating in other WashU summer research programs. The ASSURE fellowship program acknowledges the importance of collaboration and encourages fellows to become part of an integrated research community that spans both the Danforth and Medical School campuses.
This program is heavily mentored, each awardee will work closely with mentor(s) and students at various stages in their academic career and will have opportunities to participate in research across the translational spectrum – from fundamental laboratory research into disease pathophysiology at the cellular level to clinical research involving human patients.
Fellows will work closely learning from senior lab members by working on a well-defined research project. During the program, the candidates will be trained in the specific scientific techniques relevant to the project, as well as in the fundamentals of experimental design, data interpretation, and scientific communication.
Stipend and Housing
Students who are awarded a fellowship position will receive a stipend of $7,000 (paid in monthly installments on the last business day of May, June, and July), a MetroLink pass to use for local public transportation in St. Louis, and single-room shared campus housing if requested. For those not living on campus, a parking pass will be provided.
Activities, Progress Reports, and Presentations
Students receiving summer funding through this fellowship program will present their summer work at the end of the program. Fellows will also attend a research ethics workshop sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research, as well as the STAR 100: Research Lifecycle course. Participation in journal clubs and data blitzes is also strongly encouraged.