NIH Undergraduate STEP-UP Program

Alaskan undergraduate students who will have completed their first year of college by summer 2012 and who are from an under-represented ethnic minority background (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, Hmong, Samoan etc.) are eligible to apply. At the start of this program, STEP UP participants travel to the lower 48 for an initial training weekend run by the NIH.  They then return to their research site, which can, if they wish, be a University of Alaska campus, where they are each paired with a seasoned researcher and take part in a ten-week mentored research project.  At the end of their ten weeks, students travel to the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD to to present their research project results at the program's national research conference.

Students should apply directly to the NIH NIDDK.  Students who wish to work in a UAA laboratory, should also contact Dr. Ian van Tets (afivt@uaa.alaska.edu (907) 786-4705) so that he can arrange a mentorship for them in a timely manner.

NIH NIDDK INTRAMURAL INTERNSHIPS

Talented Alaskan students who will have completed their first year of college by summer 2012 and who are from an under-represented ethnic minority background (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, Hmong, Samoan etc.) are eligible to apply for an NIH NIDDK Intramural Internship. Students in this internship program complete a ten-week mentored research program at an NIH research hospital on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Alaska Native and American Indian students can also apply for internships at the NIH NIDDK research facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

Interested students should contact Ms. Winnie Martinez (martinezw@mail.nih.gov), the program coordinator, directly. 

IH NIDDK PACIFIC ISLAND/ALASKA NATIVE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (PI/AN SIP)Student in Physiology Lab

Talented Alaska Native and Native American students who have completed at least three years of their undergraduate degree program may apply for this summer internship.

At the start of this program, PI/AN SIP participants travel to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland for an initial training weekend.  They then return to Alaska where they are each paired with a seasoned University of Alaska researcher and take part in a ten-week mentored research project on any UA campus. At the end of the program, students return to Bethesda to attend the national research conference and to present their research project results. This program is directly funded by the NIH NIDDK OMHRC. Interested students should apply directly to Dr. Ian van Tets:  afivt@uaa.alaska.edu (907) 786-4705.

In 2011, Alaskan students successfully took part in all of the undergraduate programs listed above!
NIH NIDDK POST-BACCALAUREATE INTRAMURAL RESEARCH TRAINING AWARD (IRTA)

Talented Alaskan students from Alaska Native and Native American backgrounds who who will have completed their first year of college by summer 2012 are eligible to apply for this summer internship.   

At the start of this program, PI/AN SIP participants travel to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland for an initial training weekend.  Alaska Native and American Indian students then return to Alaska where they are each paired with a seasoned University of Alaska researcher and take part in a ten-week mentored research project on any UA campus. At the end of the program, students return to Bethesda to attend the national research conference and to present their research project results. This program is directly funded by the NIH NIDDK OMHRC.

Interested Alaskan students should apply directly to Dr. Ian van Tets:  afivt@uaa.alaska.edu (907) 786-4705.

This program is also available to Guam-based Guam Native students (hence the Pacific Island component of the name).  Interested Guam Native students should contact Ms. Winnie Martinez (martinezw@mail.nih.gov), the program coordinator, directly.

GRADUATE SCHOOL AND BEYOND

NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP)

The NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides an opportunity for graduate or medical students to spend a summer working with some of the world's leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the new 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1250 laboratories located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

For trainees on the main campus, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide range of summer activities, including a lecture series featuring distinguished NIH investigators, informal lunchtime talks on training for research careers, and a trainee poster day. The office also makes available information about housing in the area. The NIH provides additional opportunities such as the Science in the Cinema series.

NIH Clinical Research Training Program

The NIH Clinical Research Training Program provides opportunities for students who are enrolled in medical or dental degree programs to engage in biomedical research at the NIH. Those selected for the program come to the NIH with the understanding that they will return to their degree-granting institution within one year, unless their home institution has approved an exception for a second year.

Fellows work with NIH scientists on mentored clinical or translational research projects in areas matching their personal interests and goals.

To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must: (1) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; (2) be enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical or dental school; and (3) have permission from their institutions to interrupt their education.


Dr. Ian van Tets, Director
Della Keats & NIH NIDDK Summer Programs
UAA WWAMI School of Medical Edcuation
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone:    (907) 786-4789      
FAX:  (907) 786-4700
E-mail:  wwami@uaa.alaska.edu


These NIH NIDDK Summer Programs are
generously supported and/or administered by:

The National Institutes of Health
In Particular:
The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)

and

UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education