Welcome to the website for the Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program.

The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sposored by the National Institutes of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

SRTP offers three areas of emphasis: Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease.

Diabetes and Obesity: Research areas include pancreatic islets/insulin secretion, neuroscience related to obesity and diabetes, carbohydrate physiology, hormone action/signal transduction, immunology related to diabetes, complications of diabetes, exercise physiology, and patient education or behavior related to diabetes. Click HERE for more information.

Kidney Disease: Research areas include diabetic nephropathy, immune-mediated kidney disease, kidney fibrosis, hypoxia and cellular signaling, metabolism and inflammation in acute and chronic kidney disease, and psychosocial aspects of kidney disease. Click HERE for more information. Students selected for this program will participate in the Vanderbilt Kidney Disease Center Medical Student Program in Nephrology.

Digestive Disease: Research areas include epithelial integrity, gastrointestinal development and function, gastrointestinal physiology, inflammatory bowel disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, and GI-related cancer. Click HERE for more information.

Participation Dates: In order to maximize the summer experience, students must be available to commence by Monday, June 16, 2014 (start dates prior to this are allowable). All students accepted into the program must work on a research project for 2-3 months and participate in the research symposium at Vanderbilt on August 6 and 7, 2014.

Program staff will assist students in selecting an appropriate research project and preceptor. Prior research experience is not required. In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student attends a series of seminars addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications, kidney disease, and digestive disease.

Each student receives a stipend of approximately $1,800 per month. Students spend 2-3 months at Vanderbilt University Medical Center .

2014 Program Announcement

2014 Program Application

Additional Information and Application:
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Room 7465 Medical Research Building IV
2213 Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-0475
Phone: (615) 936-1760

The Medical Student Summer Research Training Program is supported by the Vanderbilt Short Term Research Training Program for Medical Students (NIH grant DK007383) and the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (NIH grant DK20593).

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.
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Last updated: 05/29/2014