Academic & Student Affairs, University of Illinois

Academic & Student Affairs, University of Illinois

Summer is Student Research Time

Summer is Student Research Time

Published Date:August 14, 2009

Students participating in the 2009 College of Veterinary Medicine Summer Research Training Program headed to the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in Raleigh, N.C., to prove just how much good research 10 weeks of work can produce.

Before they went to the national event, the students tested the waters in a slightly smaller pool: a poster session held at the College where faculty guests posed questions about the students' research methods and results.

In addition to completing a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor, students in the summer program participated in a one-week of orientation covering topics from ethics and research compliance to resume preparation and searching scientific databases. During the program, students benefitted from a weekly seminar series that explored the wide range of research career options in academia, industry, and government. They also took a weekly course on bioscientific writing.

The Summer Research Training Program, now in its seventh year, has grown in a number of exciting ways. This year brought the highest number of applicants and participants, with 23 students accepted to the program. The increased breadth of topics and interdisciplinary participation by both students and mentors are due to the program's expansion from its previous focus on infectious disease research to an emphasis on translational biomedical research, which incorporates many additional scientific disciplines. 

"Faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine and from many campus units have been enthusiastic supporters of the students in our program," noted Dr. Lois Hoyer, the program's director.

 The College of Veterinary Medicine Summer Research Training Program was co-sponsored by Merck-Merial, the National Center for Research Resources (National Institutes of Health), Pfizer, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.


Read more about this year's students and their research topics.

Published Date: August 14, 2009


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