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Internal Research Opportunities (UC/CCHMC)

There are a number of internal research opportunities within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Program-specific website and contact names are provided below.
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There are a number of internal research opportunities within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Program-specific website and contact names are provided below. To learn more about the summer opportunities serviced by the CommonApp, please review the 2021 CommonApp Summer Opportunities Information Grid.

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program is designed for current health professions students interested in joining a well-prepared, diverse, and culturally competent primary care workforce. This two-year program requires classroom-based and online didactic experiences and team-based, community and clinical training experiences each year. Questions should be directed to Sharron DiMario.

The Asthma Immersive Research Experience Student Program in the Division of Asthma Research at CCHMC offers a focused clinical research experience during summer between M1 and M2 to foster an interest in research among future clinical scientists. To apply, send a CV and a 1-page personal statement to Liza Bronner Murrison.

The CCHMC Radiology Summer Research Program offers imaging research projects, as well as opportunities to participate in collaborative conferences, procedures, and actively review cases of interest.  Applications accepted via  CommonApp. The Program Director is John Racadio MD. The Program Coordinator is Tricia Andersen.

The UCCOM Center for Integrative Health and Wellness offers a summer research opportunity for medical students. Applications accepted via CommonApp. The Sr. Research Assistant is Susie McDonald.

The Crossroad Volunteer Internship Program provides service-based, experiential learning for students in the Cincinnati community. Interns commit to one year of working at Crossroad Health Center on pre-designated clinical and non-clinical jobs. Questions can be directed to crossroadhc@gmail.com.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine provides an eight-week summer intensive shadowing experience to medical students. Applications accepted via  CommonApp. Questions may be directed to Saundra Regan PhD, Associate Director of Family Medicine Research.

The Department of Internal Medicine engages medical students in 3 pathways – educational scholar, clinical and translational researcher, and basic science researcher – through the Internal Medicine Scholarly Training for Academic Research (IM STAR) Program. Successful applicants receive a stipend.  Applications accepted via CommonApp. The Assistant Director of Research and Education is  Kelly Niederhausen.  The Program Manager is Liz Bauke.

The Department of Ophthalmology offers summer basic science research experiences to medical students through the Edith J. Crawley Memorial Summer Medical Student Scholar Award. Applications accepted via CommonApp. The Program Coordinator is Michele Wyan.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers a summer research opportunity for medical students. The Clinical Research Manager is Kim Hasselfeld.  Application deadline is April 1, 2021.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience offers summer research experiences to medical students. The contact is Peirce Johnston MD. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience also offers trauma-focused experiences to medical students. The contact is Maria Espinola PsyD.

The Department of Radiology Medical Student Summer Research Program provides research opportunities for medical students interested in academic radiology who have a Department of Radiology faculty member as their advisor. Successful applicants receive a stipend. Applications accepted via CommonApp.  The Medical Student Education Director is Casey Reed MD and Coordinator is Tosha Feldkamp.

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers summer clinical experiences through the Introduction to Oncology Summer Program.  The Program Director is William Barrett MD.  The contact for medical student research experiences is Karen Coleman.

The Department of Surgery Medical Student Summer Research Program provides clinical research opportunities for medical students in collaboration with the Cincinnati Research on Outcomes and Safety in Surgery (CROSS) and the Cincinnati Research on Education in Surgical Training (CREST).  Successful applicants receive a stipend. Applications accepted via CommonApp. The Program Directors are R. Cutler Quillin III, MD and Robert Van Haren MD, MSPH; Program Coordinator is Renee Dudik.

The UCCOM offers first-year medical students an opportunity to participate in the Medical Student Scholars Program (MSSP). Students accepted into a MSSP path are engaged in preceptor-supervised educational experience within a circumscribed area of interest. They participate in clinical and didactic activities that go above and beyond the required components of the medical school curriculum. The Program Director is Amy Guiot MD. The Program Coordinator is Gina Burg.

The Pediatric Medical Student Scholars Program is supported by William Hardie MD Director.   Applications accepted via CommonApp.

The Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) allows medical students from any US medical school to experience laboratory research firsthand. Students who have completed their first year of medical school spend 9-10 weeks during the summer conducting research and analyzing data in the clinical and basic science research laboratories of established faculty investigators. Successful applicants receive a stipend. Applications accepted via  CommonApp. The Program Directors are James Heubi MD and Jason Blackard PhD. The Program Coordinator is Sandy Geideman.   2021 MSSRP Brochure

The Men’s Health Club offers a summer research grant. Applications accepted via CommonApp. The student contacts are Chris MorrisMichael ValdiviaEvan Thielen, and Maria Hooker.

The Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship (SMURRF)  provides medical students the unique opportunity to learn about the clinical and research challenges in pediatric respiratory and sleep medicine and attract future physician-scientists into these fields. Successful applicants receive a stipend.  Applications accepted via CommonApp. The Program Director is William Hardie MD. The Program Coordinator is Mary Kay Lang.

The Urban Health Project pairs medical students with non-profit health organizations in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that serve underserved communities. Applications accepted via  CommonApp.  NOTE: the deadline for co-director and priority intern interviews is February, 18, 2021.  The contact is urbanhealthproject@gmail.com.

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Contact Us

Amy Thompson MD
Director of Medical Student Research Initiatives

Medical Sciences Building 4556C
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526
Email: amy.thompson@uc.edu

Diana Mullenix
Program Director

CARE/Crawley Building E870
3290 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0555
Email: diana.mullenix@uc.edu