Students – Apply now for UVA Summer Diabetes Research Program

Students – APPLY!

The Summer Diabetes Research Program at the University of Virginia (UVA)  is a ten-week summer internship for undergraduates with a focus on diabetes research. The program is sponsored by the NIH NIDDK R25 training program and the UIC Department of Surgery.

Student participants will be involved in research projects such as islet transplantation, islet physiology, tissue engineering, beta-cell proliferation, microfluidic and nanotechnology technology, biological imaging, microencapsulation, and many other topics. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn biosafety basics, common laboratory skills, animal modeling, biostatistics, career development, literature review, patient-based clinical observation, and other concepts that will translate to future careers in research and healthcare.

The application process includes essays, letters of recommendations, as well as an interview.

Click here for more information and to download the 2018 program pamphlet and application.

For more information contact:
Dr. Yong Wang at


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