Participating SURE Institutions

Students may apply to any or all of the 12 institutions that participate in the SURE Scholars program, as long as they meet the criteria listed. A student selected by more than one institution will decide among them. *New institutions for summer 2024

Participating Institutions in the AHA SURE Scholars Program
Boston University February 1, 2024 Teresa Acosta Boston University offers a 10-week program through The Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine to garner research experience under guided mentorship from experts in the field of cardiovascular research. The program also hosts a series of professional development topics including interactive presentations around networking, data visualization, and career development.
AHA SURE at Boston University
*Duke University February 15, 2024 Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD A 10-week summer experience in cardiovascular research is designed for two under-represented college students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM). Students will present their research at a poster session at the end of the program. Duke Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program
Medical College of Wisconsin February 1, 2024 Allison DeVan, PhD, MA The MCW Cardiovascular Center and Herma Heart Institute are partnering with the MCW Graduate School’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) and the Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment to provide mentored summer experiences in cardiovascular research in our research laboratories. MCW Supporting Research Undergraduate Experience (SURE)
Northwestern University January 15, 2024 Ike Okwuosa, MD Provides summer internship opportunities to Northwestern undergraduates at InQbation Lab resident startups and foundries. Starting in June 2023, the program will offer areas of focus such as biomedical engineering, synthetic biology, digital technologies and the physical sciences. Summer Scholars Program: InQbation Lab - Northwestern University
Stanford University January 8, 2024 [email protected] This 10-week program, focused on training and research, devotes 80% to a cardiovascular or pulmonary research project in the lab of a Stanford faculty mentor. The remaining time will focus on a comprehensive curriculum consisting of seminars in cardiovascular science, career development workshops, social and networking opportunities, and personal development sessions. Informational sessions offered via Zoom prior to deadline. CVI Summer Research Program
*Texas Tech University March 17, 2024 Peter Keyel, PhD This 9-week program summer research experience at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Applicants will be paired with faculty mentors and conduct research. Applicants will build their science communication skills by presenting at a symposium at the end of the summer. Texas Tech SURE Program
University Hospitals of Cleveland February 26, 2024 Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University are committed to increasing the prevalence of individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in medical research. Apply by submitting a statement of interest following guidelines. UHC SURE Scholars Program
*University of Alabama at Birmingham February 28, 2024 [email protected] This 8-plus-week experience, provides up to 10 students promising undergraduate students who are interested in a medical career with research experience and knowledge that 1) increases their competitiveness for admission to medical school and 2) encourages them to consider careers in academic medicine, particularly the field of surgery. complete a mentored research project. Participants are mentored by UAB faculty and senior research staff on research projects. Basic science, clinical, and outcomes research experiences are available. Research projects often involve a team approach with trainees at other levels involved (including high school students and medical students). The experience also includes learning experiences through seminars and workshops, and supplemental activities including clinical shadowing to expose students to clinical practice and surgical careers. Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Vanderbilt University February 1, 2024 Joey V. Barnett, PhD

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine offers a mentored research experience supplemented with activities where students are exposed to the biological, behavioral, and social determinants health. We seek candidates who wish to pursue careers in biomedical research or health care.

Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy