LFM offers summer fellowship program for college students


published January 31, 2013

LFM offers summer fellowship program for college students

Since 1981 the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) has provided college-aged students with the unique opportunity to partner with accomplished researchers at local institutions working on lupus-related autoimmune research. To date, support from individual donors have provided over $330,000 to provide 110 fellows with the opportunity to work on vital research efforts aimed at improved detection, treatment and a cure.

Fellows work closely with faculty supervisors to plan and execute experiments and perform literature searches and corresponding research in tandem with the principal investigator. Placement opportunities for the summer of 2013 include positions with researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Fellowships begin in June and conclude in mid-August, when the fellows provide a brief public presentation of their research to program colleagues, board members and staff of LFM, supporters, friends, family and the general public.

Students also complete a final report which addresses the initial project proposal and research question posed which is shared with the public.

Lab descriptions of placements and fellowship applications are available on LFM’s website.

The deadline to apply for a 2013 Student Summer Fellowship is 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11.

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