Summer Research Opportunity Program
Biomedical Data Science
May 28 – August 3, 2024
Applications for Summer 2024 will open November 1, 2023, Apply here
The summer research program in Biomedical Data Science (BDS) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to explore careers in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and biomedical big data by working closely with faculty and staff mentors. Such an experience is ideal for students with strength in mathematics and computer sciences who enjoy working with computers and numbers and wish to apply their skills to solving real world problems in biomedical research. There is a wide variety of research activities, including brain image analysis, clinical trials, electronic health records, epidemiology, genomics, experimental design and analysis of laboratory studies.
Participants in the 2021 program worked as a team on a new the new Genomic Variant Interpretation project. Read about our 2021 Program
The BDS program is designed to be accessible to undergraduates who might not otherwise have this kind of research opportunity. There is no cost for program participation. In addition, a stipend is provided to each student, and housing and travel costs are covered. Underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students from smaller institutions without broad research facilities.
- Strong interest in learning about biomedical data science
- Undergraduate student status for Fall 2024
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited college/university, majoring in either a quantitative science or in biology, and have successfully completed at least one year of calculus.
- Preference will be given to students who will have completed their junior year and who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
A primary objective for our summer program is providing research experience to students who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. We encourage applications from all eligible undergraduate students, examples of student groups that particularly benefit from this program include:
- Students who attend small colleges with limited research resources
- Identifying as historically underrepresented
- Low income background
- First in the family to attend college
To learn more about our graduate, certificate and summer programs and application procedures contact the administrative program director: