Each student consults with a faculty mentor to define the research project. Students are strongly encouraged to attend a number of seminars and research-related laboratory and Wells Center meetings as part of the work experience. Interns are required to make a presentation at the completion of the internship.
The program is eligible for high school seniors who are 18 years of age or older and undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should be seeking degrees in a science major and have a strong interest in pediatric research.
Each student receives a stipend of $2,500. Students are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.
Students can apply online at www.wellscenter.iupui.edu under education and internships categories. A completed application form, resume and two letters of recommendation are needed for application by March 13. For more information contact Leigh Crick at (317) 274-0746, firstname.lastname@example.org or Melody Warman at (317) 274-8910, email@example.com.
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, offering exceptional opportunities for collaborations between basic scientists and physicians.
The goals of the Wells Center are to increase knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases, to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment of childhood disease, and to provide an outstanding training environment for medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows.
Areas of pediatric research include immune disorders, blood-related and heart diseases, lung development, and cancer and growth disorders.