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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Susanne B. Haga, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine