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BSCRIP

Interested in pursuing a career in stem cell research while earning $2,500/month? Through the Bridges to Stem Cell Research Internship Program you will develop expertise in laboratory techniques needed to work in the field of regenerative medicine. You will be able to carry out your own research at places like Scripps or Salk or ThemoFisher. The program includes a stem cell laboratory techniques course, a full-time internship and several opportunities to present your research. Interns will also participate in community outreach and patient engagement activities. The program is open to junior and senior undergraduates and first year MS students pursuing a degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or other related natural sciences. For more information visit the website: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/scip/

GAP

The Graduate Access Program provides its students with general assistance in planning for graduate work leading to advanced degrees in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Each fall semester, the program offers a course, Biology 247, to provide support and assistance to students preparing applications to graduate school. For more information, contact Maureen Gibbins at gibbinsmaureen@gmail.com or mpaolini@mail.sdsu.edu.

HPAO

The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for students in any major planning a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine. Professional staff and peer mentors support a community of pre-health professions students as they explore different health professions, plan and complete required course work, gain clinical experience, provide service and leadership on campus and in the community, and prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process. HPAO also works closely with many pre-health student organizations. To open an HPAO file, come to GMCS 322 or call 619-594-3030 to sign up for a one-time health professions information session. For more information visit the website http://hpao.sdsu.edu.

IMSD

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program is a year-round mentoring program to prepare upper division undergraduates for direct entry into biomedical science Ph.D. programs. Scholars earn annual salaries to conduct SDSU faculty mentored research, travel funds to present scientific findings, and lab funds to advance their independent research. Scholars also benefit from faculty/staff peer mentoring, as well as participate in year-round activities to improve their communication skills, expand their scientific network, prepare graduate applications, and increase their overall competitiveness for Ph.D. program acceptance. For more information visit the website: www.sci.sdsu.edu/imsd/.

LSAMP

If students would like to review their math, prepare for calculus and get paid for it, and are interested in getting involved in STEM research this is what the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program offers. The goal is to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and encourage more students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. The program includes academic advising, scholarships, book loans, GRE Prep and research participation stipends. For more information contact Thelma Chavez at thelma.chavez@mail.sdsu.edu.

MARC U*STAR

The mission of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research is to provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, and engineering and to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The MARC program provides funding for year-round research experiences here and at other institutions, opportunities to present their research at local and national conferences. Most importantly, the MARC program assists in their development as they become competitive Ph.D. applicants. For more information visit the website: www.sci.sdsu.edu/marc/.

MESA

The SDSU Mathematics Engineering Sciences Achievement program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. MESA is a postsecondary component of MESA California. For more information visit the website http://mep.sdsu.edu/.

MHIRT

The Minority Health Disparities International Research Training program is an NIH sponsored program that offers international research training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with a goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research. The ultimate mission of the MHIRT program is for MHIRT trainee alumni, through their careers as researchers and medical professionals, to work to reduce and eventually eliminate healthcare disparities in the United States. For more information visit the website at: http://mhirt.com/.

PSP

The Partnership Scholars Program is part of the SDSU/UCSD Comprehensive Cancer Partnership, which is funded by the NIH/National Cancer Institute. Our mission is to develop underrepresented research scientists and health professionals devoted to solving cancer health disparities. PSP offers a paid full-time 14 week summer internship with the possibility of a year long mentoring program. In summer, participants conduct laboratory, behavioral or public health cancer resarch with SDSU and/or UCSD faculty members and attend workshops at UCSD covering cancer biology, health disparities, ethics and professional development. The program is open to SDSU and UCSD students who have at least two years of college coursework, are majors in biology, biochemistry, public health, nursing, sociology, psychology or a similar area, and are planning on attending a graduate program in biomedical research science (MS, PhD), professional health (e.g., MD, DO, MSN, RN), public health (MPH), or behavioral health after graduation. For more information contact Jennifer Suggs at jsuggs@mail.sdsu.edu or visit the website http://sci.sdsu.edu/cccp/.