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    The following list of undergraduate research opportunities was compiled by Dr. Harvey Babich, professor of Biology, Stern College.

    Basic Science Research and Clinical Research

    Israel 

    Weizmann Institute of Science
    http://www.weizmann.ac.il/acadaff/kkiss.html
    Contact:greta1.rosenberg@weizmann.ac.il 

    Yavneh Olami (Religious Zionist Student Organization)
    http://www.yavneholami.org/programs
    Find: Summer Internship Program
    Internships available in scientific research, OT, PT, nursing, medicine, etc. Student pays for airfare plus a minimal fee (in summer 2004 it was $450, but includes: housing, job placement in Jerusalem, shabbatonim, tiyulim, weekly group dinners, etc.)

    United States 

    Note: for all the sites listed below, the deadlines vary, from mid-Jan to mid-March; thus, start your initial contact mid-December or early January; most require letters of recommendation. 

    New York 

    SERC- Stern-Einstein Research Connection
    See Web site here.

    New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
    Note: Traineeships in Health Research Training Program public health are offered during the Fall academic term, the Spring academic term, and in the Summer
    2 Lafayette Street
    20th floor, CN65 NY, NY 10007 212-676-2188
    www.nyc.gov/health
    hrtp@health.nyc.gov

    Summer Undergraduate Research Program—New York
    Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Box 441
    1275 York Avenue
    New York, NY 10021
    Phone: 646-888-6639
    http://www.mskcc.org/shared/forms/ski/intern/applicationform.cfm
    surp@sloankettering.edu 

    Summer Research Program—New York  

    The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center
    310 East 67th Street
    New York, NY 10021
    Attn: Rachel Singer Fax: 212-570-3195

    Ms. Denise Sheares Director of Admissions
    SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    Graduate School, Box 41
    450 Clarkson Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11203 718-270-2738
    dsheares@downstate.edu
    www.downstate.edu/grad 

    Dr. Glenn Goldfinger, Director
    Health Career Opportunity Program
    Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
    560 First Avenue
    Greenberg Hall, Room C-95
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212-263-0750
    HCOP@med.nyu.edu
    www.med.nyu.edu/rehab/college.html 

    Ms. Debra E. Stalk, Coordinator
    Summer Undergraduate Research Program stipend.
    New York University School of Medicine
    550 First Avenue, SLH
    New York, NY 10016
    www.med.nyu.edu/sackler/programs/summer.html
    This program has a $3000 stipend

    The Mount Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences
    Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
    Box 1022
    One Gustave L. Levy Place
    New York, NY 10029-6574
    Phone: 212-241-6546
    http://www.mssm.edu
    Grads@smtplink.mssm.edu 

    Also at Mt Sinai School of Medicine (separate program from that listed above):
    PROP (Premed Research Opportunities Program)
    Contact person: Kaye Derman (kaye.derman@msssm.edu OR 212-241-6500)

    Ms. Illyssa Gillman: Intern Coordinator
    Education Department
    Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park
    Bronx, NY 10460
    Fax: 718-365-3300
    http://bronxzoo.com/bz-education/278028 

    Office of Graduate Studies
    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    The Rockefeller University
    1230 York Avenue
    New York, NY 10021
    Phone: 212-327-8086
    surf@rockefeller.edu
    www.rockefeller.edu/surf 

    Mr. Don Meehan
    Program Administrator
    Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    P.O. 100
    1 Bungtown Road
    Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
    Phone: 516-367-6911
    meehan@cshl.edu 

    Ms. Maeve OConnell
    The Center for Neural Science
    Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    New York University
    4 Washington Place
    Room 809
    New York, NY 10003
    maeve@cns.nyu.edu
    http://www.cns.nyu.edu/undergrad/surpl 

    Rosemarie Campos
    Program Director
    The Howard Hughes Honors Summer Institute
    New York University
    Department of Biology
    1009 Silver Center Areas: genomics, bioinformatics,
    100 Washington Square East and computational biology
    New York. NY 10003-6688
    http://www.nyu.edu/cas/Academic/Programs/hhhsi (Case Sensitive)

    Jason Lee, Research Coordinator
    Musculoskeletal Research Center
    NYU - Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Inst.
    301 East 17th Street, Suite 1500
    New York, NY 10003
    phone: (212) 598-6567
    fax: (212) 598-6096
    Jason_A.Lee@nyumc.org 

    Cornell Medical Center
    Summer Research Fellowship Program
    1300 York Avenue
    D-119
    New York, NY 10021 212-746-1057
    http://www.med.cornell.edu/education/programs/pdf/minor.pdf 

    Cornell University
    Summer Research Program
    Joan & Sanford I. Weill Graduate School of Medical Science
    Room 412
    445 East 69th Street
    New York, NY 10020
    Phone: 212-746-6120
    Fax: 212-746-8906

    Summer Research Program
    Office of Minority Affairs
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1186
    Brooklyn, NY 11203

    PAVERS PROGRAM AND PHC PROGRAM
    Bellevue Hospital Center
    Department of Volunteer Services, 6th floor
    First Avenue and East 27th Street
    New York, NY 10016 Contact: Ms. Priscilla A. Daniels
    Director of Volunteer Services
    Phone: 212-562-4858

    These programs provide opportunities to do clinical research in the emergency room.

    Students are also exposed to many, many different aspects of healthcare (Emergency Dept; Labor & Delivery; and OR)

    Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals
    Research
    401 N. Middletown Road
    Pearl River, NY 10965 (near: Monsey)
    Contact person: Mr. Cliff Ruffner
    Human Resources Representative
    PRINTERNS@wyeth.com
    Fax: 845-602-5540

    Watson School of Biological Sciences
    Summer Undergraduate research Program
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    PO Box 100
    Cold spring Harbor, NY 11724-9800
    Phone: 516-367-6890
    urpadmin@cshl.edu
    www.cshl.edu/URP note deadline is December 15th

    Ms. Debbie Schulmerich
    Strong Childrens Research Center
    URMC, Department of Pediatrics
    601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
    Rochester, NY 14642
    Debbie_schulmerich@urmc.rochester.edu
    Fax: 585-271-7512

    New Jersey   

    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
    30 Bergen Street
    Administrative Complex One, Suite 110
    Newark, NJ 07107-3000 973-972-4511 stevenna@umdnj.edu
     

    Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus
    Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    653 Hoes Lane, RWJ Research Building, Room 361
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635 For NJ residents ONLY
    Dr. Dreyfus: 732-235-5382
    dreyfus@umdnj.edu 

    Ms. Noemi Garcia
    Code SI-NG
    Summer Internship Program
    Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Corporate Technology Center
    909 River Road
    Box 1343
    Piscataway, NJ 08855www.colgate.com
    Tel: 315-228-7770

    Dr. Carol Terregino, MD
    Assistant Dean for Admissions
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Summer Clinical Internship Program
    UMDNJ-RWJMS, TC118
    675 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway, NJ 08854

    Pennsylvania  

    Summer Internship Program
    Biomedical Graduate Studies
    University of Pennsylvania
    417 Anatomy-Chemistry Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6110 215-573-7732
    www.med.upenn.edu/bgs 

    Summer Intern Undergraduate Program
    Biomedical Graduate Studies
    University of Pennsylvania
    160 Biomedical Research Building 11/111
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6064

    School of Medicine
    Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Studies
    Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    524 Scaife Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261-0001
    Phone: 412-648-8957
    Fax: 412-648-1007
    gradstudies@medschool.pitt.edu
    www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu 

    University of Pennsylvania
    The Institute for Human Gene Therapy Educational Office
    Summer Research Program
    651 BRB II/III
    421 Curie Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
    Phone: 215-898-3918
    edd2@mail.med.upenn.edu 

    Massachusetts 

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Woods Hole, MA 02543 508-457-2000 ext. 2200

    Karen Zirpola

    Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester. MA 01655
    Phone: 508-856-5033
    http://www.umassmed.edu/summer/
    Karen.zirpola@umassmed.edu 

    Connecticut 

    Ms. Lizabeth Roper, Program Director
    Hartford Hospital
    Summer Student Fellowship Program
    Department of Medical Education
    80 Seymour Street
    Hartford, CT 06102-5037
    Phone: 860-545-2536
    www.harthosp.org 

    Ms. Kathi Morianos
    Pfizer
    Employee Relations
    Pfizer Central Research
    Groton, CT 06340 860-441-4100
    http://www.pfizer.com/pfizerinc/career/intern.html 

    The University of Connecticut Health Center
    Summer Research Internship Program
    Student Affairs/Student Services Center
    263 Farmington Avenue
    Room AG062
    Farmington, CT 06030-1905
    http://www.uchc.edu/
    Telephone inquiries to Robin Walsh 860-679-3971

    Above program is open to undergraduates who want to pursue a Ph.D.

    The University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Summer Fellowship Program
    Medical Student Affairs/Student Services Center
    263 Farmington Avenue
    Farmington, CT 06030-1905
    http://www.uchc.edu/ 

    Telephone inquiries to Robin Walsh 860-679-3971
    e-mail to Robin Walsh:rwalsh@nso1.uchc.edu 

    Above program is open to undergraduates who want to pursue an M.D., D.M.D., or

    M.D./ Ph.D.

    Missouri 

    Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center (at Barnes-Jewish Hospital & Washington
    660 South Euclid Avenue University School of Medicine)
    Box 8100
    St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
    Contact: Brian C. Springerbrian.springer@wustl.edu
    Phone: 314-454-8943
    Fax: 314-454-8051
    Minnesota  

    Glenda Mueller
    Student Recruitment Programs Coordinator
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Mayo Graduate School
    200 First Street S.W.
    Rochester, MN 55905
    507-284-3862
    www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html 

    Various Locations Throughout the United States (Including NYC and LA)  

    AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
    1200 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20006 writing science for the public
    Phone: 202-326-6760
    http://ehrweb.aaas.org/massmedia.htm 

Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
212.960.5400

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