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CURIOUS PROGRAM

CURIOUS PROGRAM Cardiovascular Undergraduate Research Initiative fOr Underrepresented Students  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A BIOMEDICAL CAREER THAT INCLUDES CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH? IF SO, LET US HELP YOU PURSUE YOUR GOAL AS A STUDENT IN OUR CURIOUS PROGRAM!    Program Overview: The Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences is excited to introduce our new Cardiovascular Undergraduate Research Initiative fOr Underrepresented Students (CURIOUS) Program. The CURIOUS program is a NIH-funded 8-wk summer research program in cardiovascular disease. Our principle investigators, who will serve as mentors, lead research programs in several focus areas including: atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, peripheral artery disease, microvascular dysfunction in response to cardiovascular disease risk factors, stroke and the vascular/heart-brain axis. Students in the program will: participate in 8 weeks of mentored research in a laboratory led by our nationally recognized researchers in cardiovascular diseases have the opportunity to network with a seminar speaker invited specifically for the students in this program learn about graduate life from our students during informal lunches particpate in 2 types of weekly skills training: cardiovascular basics and state-of-the-art techniques career development and financial preparedness for graduate school receive didactic lectures in the responsible conduct of research be invited to present a poster at the end-of-program “CURIOUS Research Day” receive a stipend of $12/hr; some travel costs; rent subsidies ** Top-performing students will be selected to attend and present their work at a national conference ** Some students will be selected to return for a second year, in which they will receive more advanced enrichments and continue their cardiovascular research.  **PROGRAM DATES: June 3rd – July 26th, 2019** Eligibility:  The CURIOUS program...