TUSOM students have plenty of opportunities available for getting involved in research. Finding a project to match your interests and the time which you can commit may take some initial legwork, but once you find a project which intrigues you, the rewards are many. Use the resources below and along the side of this page to learn about what research is currently happening at Tulane, and who to contact to become involved.
This section contains contact information SPECIFICALLY seeking student researchers. If you are a faculty researcher who would like to advertise for a student researcher, please email Dr. Katrina D’Aquin.
The Reasearch and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Awards are designed to attract African-American and Latinx medical students who want to make a difference in their communities and contribute to the development of an effective HIV vaccine. This program provides funding for independent research projects in clinical, laboratory, or social-behavioral research, career mentoring, access to HIV vaccine research expertise, and much more. For details, see their brochure, visit the RAMP webpage or contact Jenna Udren via email. Deadline for initial contact with mentor is Dec. 7, 2018.
The Warren R. Bourgeois, III, MD and Usha Ramadhyani Bourgeois, MD Student Research Endowed Fund is a generous endowment which provides support each year to one or two first year medical students for a summer research experience in the Department of Physiology. The donation provides, but is not limited to, stipends, grants, and assistance with conference attendance, travel and other expenses related to the recipients’ research experience. This research experience for medical students brings to the student a potential dual career in research as well as medicine. It reveals to the student they can be involved both in the healing of a patient and in the process of finding cures. For more information, please contact Dr. L. Gabriel Navar, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, SL-8639, 504.988.5251.
The Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship is designed to foster the development of the next generation of medical researchers. First, second and third year medical students from schools with active AOA chapters are eligible for this award, unless the medical student already has a Ph.D. For information on applying for this highly competitive award, please go to The Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship webpage.
The DeBakey Scholars Program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. Limited summer funding is available for projects and students who qualify. More information on this program can be found here.
Many professional societies provide competitive grant funding for research. The links below should take you directly to the grant pages for the societies listed: