Research Opportunities for Students
INDIVIDUALIZED RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
Many of the research faculty at the TTUHSC have opportunities for involvement of students in their research projects. Contact information and descriptions of the faculty and their research programs who are members of the graduate faculty can be found on the GSBS Web Page. There is also a list of faculty who have specifically indicated an interest in talking with students about research. It might also be useful to view the faculty listings on the individual departmental web pages. Please feel free to directly contact faculty to pursue your interest in research.
MEDICAL STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
This program allows students to gain experience in research coordinated with TTUHSC faculty members. A more detailed description of the program and the application process can be found by clicking here.
TTUHSC offers a combined degree program where students can earn both the MD and the Ph.D. degrees. For more information please contact Dr. Michael Blanton or email the graduate school.
RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
C Patrick Reynolds, MD Ph.D.
Cancer Center Director
TTUHSC School of Medicine
Medical student research opportunities include laboratory research testing new anticancer drugs in laboratory preclinical models, development of drug testing models, and bioinformatics research on cancer drug molecular targets. Research is ongoing in both adult and pediatric solid tumors and leukemias. Medical students will be exposed to early phase clinical trials and invited to attend working meetings on phase I and phase II clinical trial development carried out by the South Plains Oncology Consortium (SPOC, www.SPONC.org). Exposure to national resource labs for pediatric oncology, i.e. the Children's Oncology Group Cell Culture and Xenograft Repository (www.COGcell.org), and the COG Ewings Family Tumor Preclinical Testing Lab (www.EFTlab.org) will occur during the research experience. A minimum time commitment of 3 months is required and students interested in truly learning about drug development in cancer are encouraged to consider devoting a year to a research project.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT THE NIH
The National Institutes of Health offers several research opportunities for students. These programs can be found at http://www.training.nih.gov/student/ and Fogarty Scholars Program.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE
Funding for one year research fellowships in research labs at universities throughout the United States - (click here)
Funding for one year at laboratories at the NIH - (click here)