Touro University Nevada (TUN) is pleased to announce its annual Research Fellowship program for summer 2017, open to Nevada undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college program. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend for participating in the program.
The program aims to expose those students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care professions to the importance of research topics, including biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and educational. Preference will be given to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a related field with good academic standing in their junior and senior years. In order to be accepted into the program, applicants must have their own housing and should have their own health insurance coverage during this fellowship.
The eight-week program, under the supervision of TUN faculty, assists participating students as they formulate their own proposal, carry out research and write a final research report. If deemed qualified, students will have the opportunity for their work to be published. During the program, students will also attend research seminars and journal clubs, participate in discussions on developing careers in health care sectors and learn how to apply to professional schools. In addition, students will work collaboratively with TUN faculty and graduate students on a daily basis in order to gain a better understanding of the university atmosphere.
“Research is critical to developing our professionals within the medical field, and it is important for us to encourage research early in the education process,” said Dr. Mahboob Qureshi, Associate Dean for Research at Touro University Nevada. “We hope this opportunity will give the students that encouragement for their future field of study as they work alongside our distinguished faculty and current students.”
For more information on the application process, please visit www.tun.touro.edu/fellowship. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 21.
About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is now home to a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702- 777-8687.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.
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