Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is a major research and clinical organization within the University of Utah. Our talented investigators are committed to several aspects of HCI's mission, including diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, patient and public education, and cancer research. The Summer Huntsman Internship Program (SHIP) for Undergraduates is designed to give a unique opportunity to students interested in pursuing careers in the Health Sciences.
This is a stage in a student's life when it is of key importance to find out if you are well suited to pursue basic research, clinical research, medicine, or a combination of these disciplines. In the program, you are a full-time member of a research team and become familiar with one of the projects under investigation in that group. You are taught how to approach a research problem by learning techniques, designing experiments, interpreting data, and presenting results to an audience of peers. At the end of the summer, students give poster presentations where they have the opportunity to discuss their results with other interns and members of HCI.
In addition to developing a full-time research project, you participate in weekly lunch seminars that are informal in nature and that foster interaction among interns. These seminars are held together with summer interns from the Bioscience Undergraduate Summer Research Programs (USURP, URAMP). These seminars feature faculty members who discuss a wide variety of topics that range from basic and applied research to advice on what to expect from future careers in science and medicine. These meetings have been well received by students in previous years and have helped them make important decisions regarding their professional futures.
Summer 2014 marks the 16th consecutive year of this program. I look forward to reviewing a wide range of applications. I encourage any undergraduate student with a strong interest in the biosciences, medicine, and related areas to expand his or her knowledge of research by joining HCI this summer. SHIP offers a unique experience by combining a wide spectrum of research opportunities with a strong commitment to the education of future scientists and physicians.
Jody Rosenblatt, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute Room 5342
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
T: 801-587-4073 (office), 801-587-4554 (lab)