Summer Undergraduate Mentoring & Meaningful Experiences in Research
As cardiovascular researchers, one of our most essential responsibilities is to function as mentors and offer opportunities to inspire impactful careers regardless of race, ancestry, sex, gender, or socioeconomic background. One of the most effective mechanisms to promote equity in research careers is undergraduate summer programs focused on underrepresented students. For the past six years, MHI has provided research environments for over 100 undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, many of which matriculated to STEM careers, graduate school, or medical school. To inspire underrepresented students toward careers in cardiovascular research, we designed MHI SUMMER, a program that encompasses research, mentoring, and career development.
Five undergraduates will be selected for the MHI SUMMER program. The program consists of a 10-week mentored cardiovascular research project that addresses an important scientific question. The MHI-SUMMER students will interact with lab members in their respective labs daily and meet with their mentors weekly.
In addition to working in a research lab, the MHI SUMMER students will attend sessions that cover responsible and safe research conduct, a weekly journal club to discuss and learn about cardiovascular science, and a career development series. The program concludes with attending the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions in Boston, Massachusets.
If this sounds like a program you are interested in sponsoring, please click the link below.
In the “What’s your inspiration to give?” box, please type MHI SUMMER. Thank you <3
MHI SUMMER Career Development Series
|Day 1-2||Lab Safety and etiquette, Calculation basics, etc.|
|Week 1||Identify Strengths/Personality type, Scientific Journals crash course #1|
|Week 2||Career Recon, Ethics and Expectations/RCR, Scientific Journals crash course #2|
|Week 3||Interviewing Strategies, Effective Communication, Dr. Curtis Harper Distinguished Lectureship|
|Week 4||Networking & Social Media Presence, Mental Health and Wellness|
|Week 5||Cover Letter Session, Identity, Intersectionality & Impact bias, and Scientific Poster sessions start|
|Week 6||CV Workshop, Scientific Poster sessions, Cath Lab Field trip|
|Week 7||LinkedIn Workshop & Scientific Literacy Workshop, Scientific Poster sessions|
|Week 8||Networking event with Q&A, Applying to UNC BBSP Program, Scientific Poster sessions|
|Week 9||Egg Beat Drop & Mix and Mingle with other labs & Journal Club|
|Week 10||Students present at UNC Summer Poster Session on July 26th|
|July 31-Aug 3rd||Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2023 in Boston, MA|