Biomedical Research

Biomedical Research GrantJefferson State has an exciting new opportunity to tell you about.  The Bridges to Baccalaureate Degree Program is recruiting for our 3rd year of a grant from the National Institute of Health as a joint partnership between Jefferson State and UAB.  This grant funds a minimum of 10 Jefferson State students who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral sciences. (Click to view the program website.)

Introduction

The Blazing to Biomedical Careers (BBC) program provides an opportunity for area community college students to enter into advanced biomedical re-search careers. It is part of a larger National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to create an upward momentum for students who do not have access to advanced biomedical training and careers.

BBC assists students in earning a baccalaureate degree in biomedical or behavioral sciences so that they may pursue advanced education and entry into a career in biomedical research. The program has the special mission of serving groups that are under-represented in science professions, including racial minorities, women and rural students.

The Jefferson State students selected (minimum of 10 students) to participate in this grant program will receive the following benefits:

Benefits

  • Ten week paid summer re-search internship at UAB in the amount of $5,000
  • Up to $1,000 research extension during the school year
  • An advisor who follows your progress until you graduate from JSCC
  • A mentor who will follow your final two years at UAB
  • Research experience with the expectation of having at least one publication prior to your graduation from UAB
  • Travel to national research conferences to present your research
  • Additional Scholarship opportunities upon transferring to UAB as a Bridges graduate
  • Networking with internationally known researchers

About the Program

Academic Year and Summer:

BBC includes both school year and summer opportunities that will prepare you to succeed in biomedical and behavioral careers.
School year courses in the student’s freshman and sophomore years at community college will provide him or her with training to excel at UAB and beyond.

The coursework will include classes in biomedical research methods, re-search ethics, and reading/writing/reviewing scientific research papers.

Research Phase:

The research phase consists of stu-dents spending a 10-week internship each summer (40 hours per week) carrying out a research project in the laboratory of one of UAB’s funded bio-medical researchers.

The research will be designed in part by the student, who is then expected to develop a presentation for a national meeting and eventually be an au-thor on a biomedical research journal paper.

The research phase may continue into the academic year, in which case the student will receive additional compensation.

National Exposure:

Attending a national scientific meeting will provide the student with the opportunity to meet and network with other undergraduate students from colleges across the United States and the world.

As A Graduate:

Following graduation from JSCC, students will continue college at UAB, with a high potential from related scholarships there.

Benefits

  • Ten week paid summer re-search internship at UAB in the amount of $5,000
  • Up to $1,000 research extension during the school year
  • An advisor who follows your progress until you graduate from JSCC
  • A mentor who will follow your final two years at UAB
  • Research experience with the expectation of having at least one publication prior to your graduation from UAB
  • Travel to national research conferences to present your research
  • Additional Scholarship opportunities upon transferring to UAB as a Bridges graduate
  • Networking with internationally known researchers

Application deadline is January 27!

For Further Information call or email:

Nicholas W. Kin, PhD
UAB BBC Program Coordinator
Jefferson State Community College
(205) 812-2777
nkin@jeffstateonline.com

J. Michael Wyss, PhD
UAB BBC Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(205) 934-5171
jmwyss@uab.edu

visit us on the web at: www.uab.edu/cord/BBC