The Duke’s STAR Program is recruiting high school students, middle and high school teachers and undergraduates for its 2018 session! The STAR program provides an intensive research experience over 8 weeks in the summer, focusing on pharmaco-epidemiological research methodology and scientific writing skills. Participants are placed in teams and matched with Duke faculty mentors to work on an original, hypothesis-driven project, progressing through draft figures and tables, an abstract, a PowerPoint presentation, and a written thesis. The research experience is supplemented with content-related tutorials provided by Duke medicine and pediatrics faculty members, a statistician, a medical writer, and other research staff. The program also includes an intensive medical ethics seminar on the responsible conduct of research. Additionally, students (ages 18+) may experience clinical medicine firsthand by shadowing a physician on hospital rounds.
Applications will be accepted starting November 20, 2017, deadline is on January 05, 2018. Check out the program website for more information: https://www.dcri.org/education/dukes-star-program/.