The University of Illinois Short-Term Research Training Program (SRTP) will provide first year medical students with a 10-week mentored research experience in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission areas including, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases; digestive disease and nutrition; and diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic disease. The program brings together an outstanding team of established and emerging mentors with expertise in basic/mechanistic, clinical/translational, and behavioral/community-based research spanning NIDDK mission areas. In addition to mentored research, students will participate in interactive structured curriculum focused on research methodology, responsible conduct of research, presentation skills, and career development.

For more information about the program, please contact Natalie Meza at