Students – Apply now for UIC Summer Diabetes Research Program

Students – APPLY NOW!

The Summer Diabetes Research Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)  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, UIC Department of Surgery, UIC Department of Bioengineering and UIC Honors College.

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.

Applications must be submitted by February 28th, 2016. Notification of application decisions will be sent sometime in March. The program will start in late May and will wrap up in late July.

Click here to download the 2016 program pamphlet and application.

For more information contact:
Stacie Williams, UIC Honors College, at


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