Snyderman Scholars Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Summer Program

A 10-week Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Summer Program for undergraduates! 

This program provides Duke undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a faculty-mentored research project in applied genomics and precision medicine. 

The 2022 Synderman Scholars program will run May 23 - July 29!

Deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2022

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Program Overview and Availability

Research opportunities in applied genomics & precision medicine at Duke span a wide range of topics, including genomic and computational biology, data sciences, statistics, health sciences research, translational medicine, bioethics, business, and policy. The Snyderman Scholars in Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Program is open to undergraduate Duke students in their second, third or fourth year. 

Students must identify the mentor/laboratory they wish to work with for the summer, meet with the potential mentor and provide a description of their proposed project in the application. Mentors must be faculty members in any Duke school. Students must also obtain a letter of support from the faculty mentor, confirming the mentor’s willingness to host the student for the summer. Faculty letters should be sent directly to Dr. Susanne Haga at susanne.haga@duke.edu

The proposed project must clearly focus on a minimum of one area of applied genomics or precision medicine, such as:

  • -omics-driven biomarker discovery and insights into disease biology
  • -omics technology development and new analytical approaches
  • Analytic and translational approaches to diagnostics
  • Evidence-based approaches that use innovative tools and data science to customize disease prevention, detection and treatment and improve the effectiveness and quality of care
  • Policy, health economics and bioethics

Students will receive campus housing (if requested), a meal plan, and a $5,000 stipend. We especially encourage women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply. Students will be selected for the program based on their research focus/project and faculty letters of support/recommendation.

 

Former Snyderman Scholars

Program Contacts

Susanne B. Haga, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
(919) 684-0325
susanne.haga@duke.edu

 

 

Julia Walker headshotJulia Walker
Program Coordinator
(919) 668-6498
julia.s.walker@duke.edu