Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Graduate and Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2018
The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center will be offering summer research training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attend a 12-week program (5/21/2018 to 8/10/2018). This program allows trainees to work under the mentorship of tobacco investigators in a research setting at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Trainees will complete a mentored research project which they will present at the end of the term and will prepare an abstract for submission to a national conference. Trainees will also participate in seminars and activities covering a diverse array of tobacco and research-related topics, including but not limited to: • Tobacco Health Disparities • Alternative and Emerging Tobacco Products • Tobacco Biomarkers • Mobile Health and Ecological Momentary Assessment • Measurement and Methods of Tobacco Use • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure • Tobacco Treatment Interventions • Tobacco and Cancer Biology • Grant Writing and Preparation • Manuscript Writing and Preparation • Research Ethics • Bench Research and Field Sampling
Research Mentors Include: • Michael Businelle, PhD • Darla Kendzor, PhD • Lurdes Queimado, MD, PhD • Theodore Wagener, PhD • Damon Vidrine, DrPH • Jennifer Vidrine, PhD • Evan Floyd, PhD
Optional social activities will be scheduled for some evenings and weekends. Summer Scholars are provided $6,000 for participating in the entire program. Low-cost housing options are available at a nearby University at the cost of the Summer Scholar.
To apply, please go to http://otrc.stephensoncancercenter.org/Training/SummerScholars.aspx and complete the application form including uploading your personal statement, résumé/CV, and two (2) letters of recommendation (or placeholders if the persons recommending you prefer to email them directly to OTRC@ouhsc.edu). Please gather these documents before starting the application. Also, please arrange for a copy of your transcript(s) (unofficial copies are acceptable) to be sent to OTRC@ouhsc.edu -OR- OTRC, c/o Derek Matthesen, 655 Research Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. All materials must be received by January 31, 2018, to be considered for the 2018 OTRC Summer Scholars Program. Applicants will be notified by the end of February. If you have any questions, please contact Derek-Matthesen@ouhsc.edu. For more information about OTRC, please visit http://otrc.stephensoncancercenter.org/home.aspx.
Frequently Asked Questions • Address: Where is the program located? Summer Scholars will conduct their work on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The address is OTRC, 655 Research Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104. • Compensation: How much are Summer Scholars paid? The gross pay is $1,000 every two weeks for a total of $6,000 for 12 weeks. The first payday will be June 8, 2018. • Foreign Trainees: Does the program sponsor foreign trainees? No; the program is not currently sponsoring foreign trainees. • Housing: Does the program provide housing? No; Summer Scholars are responsible for their own housing. Housing is available at a nearby college with fully-furnished units for ~$25 per day. Additional details will be provided upon request or upon acceptance. • Letters of Recommendation: How do I submit letters of recommendation? Letters of recommendation may be uploaded into the application or sent via email to OTRC@ouhsc.edu directly from the person referring you. If sent via email, please upload a placeholder document in the application to allow you to complete the application. • Medical Students: Are medical students eligible to participate? Yes; medical students may apply and participate in the program. • Transcripts: Which transcripts are needed? Transcripts are needed from the applicant’s current institution and, if applicable, from the institution where the applicant received her/his highest degree other than high school (no high school transcripts). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. • Transportation and Travel: Will the program provide transportation or travel? No; Summer Scholars will be responsible for their own transportation and travel.