2018 Synderman Scholars Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Summer Program

Announcing our 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. This full time, 10-week program runs from May 21 - July 25. Due to a change in campus housing availability, the program dates have revised slightly.

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 the Classes of 2019 - 2021.

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; preference will be given to CAGPM faculty. Students must also obtain a letter of support from the faculty mentor, confirming the mentor’s willingness to host the student for the summer. A stipend will be available to mentors to cover project expenses. The proposed project must clearly focus on an 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; or
  • Policy, health economics and bioethics.

We especially encourage women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply. Students will be selected for the program based on their academic record, essay, and letters of support/recommendation.

Online Application

The 2018 Snyderman Scholars in Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Program application is now available.

The Snyderman Scholars Summer Program requires full-time participation, and students selected for the program will not be able to take summer session courses or engage in other employment during the 10-week program. Please return applications, essay, and letters of support/recommendation to the Program Contact below.  Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Haga with any questions.

Apply to become a Snyderman Scholar

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. EST on February 15, 2018.

Stipend and Housing

Students will receive a $4,000 stipend. If requested, housing and a food card will be provided to students accepted into this program in Duke University residence facilities, most likely on Central Campus, for the duration of the program at no additional cost.

Program Contact

Susanne Haga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
304 Research Dr.
Box #90141
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-0325