Web Based Application form for Summer 2016 for All Applicants

All Applications are due by  February 1, 2016

The Merial Scholars Summer Research Program has been continuously funded at Michigan State University for over a decade. This program provides mentored summer research experiences, augmented by seminars and field trips, for first- and second-year veterinary students both on campus as well as through two other collaborating institutions. Thus, students can participate in research training at the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Michigan and at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as at Michigan State University. Students from other colleges of veterinary medicine, within and outside of the United States, are also welcome to participate in this program. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required. Students selected for the program also be eligible to participate in the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. The 2016 Symposium will be held at Ohio State University, July 29-Aug 1, 2016.

The program begins on May 16 and ends on July 31, 2016. There is some flexibility afforded to non-MSU students with regard to the dates of the program.

Students interested in the research on the campus of Michigan State University can find information on potential mentors and their research through the link below as well as through contacting the program director, Dr. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan.

Dr. Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
Director, CVM Summer Research Programs
Michigan State University
517-432-2388 and 517-884-5351
research@cvm.msu.edu

Information on MSU Mentors and Their Research Interests

Unit of Laboratory Animal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Michigan
http://www.ulam.umich.edu

There is an increasing demand and need for veterinarians trained in laboratory animal medicine. The University of Michigan has had a long-standing training and research program in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medicine. This program has an excellent reputation and is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the United States. Veterinary students participating in this 12-week summer research program will have the opportunity to participate in a mentored research project in the area of clinical laboratory animal medicine or basic research in comparative medicine. This summer research-training program is an excellent opportunity for students considering a career in laboratory animal medicine.

Coordinators:

Jean Nemzek, DVM, MS
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Michigan
jnemzek@med.umich.edu

Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, PhD
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
research@cvm.msu.edu

Students participating in the Merial Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program are expected to present the results of their research findings in either an oral or poster format at the College of Veterinary Medicine Phi Zeta Research Day scheduled during fall semester 2015. The stipend support is about $ 5,193 for the 12 week program and mirrors that of the NIH T-35 program.