Summer research experiences span in vivo, in situ, in vitro, and in silico models and also include clinical observational studies, population research, and clinical trials. Closely mentored basic and clinical research are carried out in the state-of-the-art laboratories and clinics in the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) and Banner-University Medical Center-Tucson campus (BUMCT) in Tucson.
A special emphasis is placed on translational research and, in a larger sense, Precision Medicine and Population Medicine – genomics, proteomics, biotechnology, biomarkers, bioinformatics, multimodal imaging, targeted drug development, and applications in animal models, patients, and populations. These topics are reinforced in the seminar series and curricular modules. Experienced accomplished physicians, other health professionals, and basic scientists with strong records mentoring early trainees and collaborative interactions direct and participate in these projects. Special efforts are made to recruit diverse students to these multilevel programs and to provide opportunities to continue research throughout the year. These programs are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) OD R25 OD010487, NIAID R25 AI097448, NINDS R25 NS076437, NICHD R25 HD080811, NHLBI R25 HL108837, and NHLBI T35HL007479. Their contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIH, OD, NIAID, NINDS, NICHD, or NHLBI.