T35 Short-Term Research Training Program

Program Overview

University of Illinois Short-Term Research Training Program (SRTP) provides first year medical students with an 8-week mentored research experience in the mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The program is based at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, which is the third largest medical school in the U.S. and has one of the most diverse student populations in terms of African American and Latino enrollment. The proposed 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 an interactive structured curriculum focused on research methodology, responsible conduct of research, and career development. To learn principles of rigor and reproducibility and develop presentation skills, students will co-lead, with a research mentor, works-in-progress seminars and journal club sessions. Students will receive a summer stipend as dictated by the NIH (see https://researchtraining.nih.gov/resources/policy-notices). Though the program lasts 8 weeks, the SRTP will foster continued research involvement after the program ends.

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.