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. 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
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)