TUSOM students have plenty of opportunities available for getting involved in research. The most important step in the process is to connect with a faculty mentor. This page is designed to help you do that! Generally speaking, the best time to focus on a research project is during the summer between your T1 & T2 year, since you have plenty of time to do so. However, you can get involved with research at any time during your medical education.
If you are a T1, and would like to get involved in summer research IN NEW ORLEANS, please check out these funded opportunities:
If you are a T1, and would like to get involved in summer research ELSEWHERE, please see "Summer Opportunities" on this page.
If you are a T2 or above, and would like to get involved in research, please see "Basic/Bench Research," "Clinical/Translational Research," "Population/Public Health Research," or "Call for Student Researchers" on this page.
Student must watch the following video prior to seeking a clinical/translational research opportunity
Students interested in clinical/translational research should consult the list of recommended faculty mentors below. Please contact the faculty member in charge of the project you are interested in directly. Contact Dr. Vivian Fonseca for more information.
Students interested in population and public health research should contact Dr. Tonette Krousel-Wood for more information.
If you are interested in the MD/MPH program’s research opportunities, more information can be found here.
If you are interested in completing the MD/MPH program, more information can be found here.
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.
I'd like to make you aware of the ISCC-PEG Scholars Program as an excellent opportunity for trainees and students with an interest in genetics/genomics and education. ISCC-PEG is an NHGRI committee focused on healthcare provider genomics education (genome.gov/iscc). Members collaborate to identify educational needs and potential solutions, share best practices in educational approaches and develop educational resources. Membership includes over 180 representatives from societies, professional organizations, NIH institutes, industry as well as individuals with expertise in medical education.
ISCC-PEG has implemented a Scholars Program which is in its second year after selecting four Scholars in 2020. In the Program, a student or trainee, appointed for two years, can work on a project with an ISCC-PEG member, participate in committee conference calls and have travel reimbursed to attend the annual ISCC-PEG annual meeting. We expect to hold the 2022 ISCC-PEG Annual Meeting in-person, but if necessary, we can alternatively offer the meeting remotely, as was necessary in 2021 due to the pandemic. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for a student or trainee to gain exposure to the broader genomics community and experts in the field. Please note, travel to the ISCC-PEG meeting is the only financial component of the Scholar?s Program.
I'm hoping you can spread the word to others through our organization who may have interested students or trainees. Visit the ISCC-PEG website for more information (https://www.genome.gov/careers-training/Professional-Development-Programs/ISCC-PEG-Scholars-Program) along with the online application (Due September 1, 2021). Note that participants must be eligible to work in the United States as NHGRI will not sponsor visas or international travel.
Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions.
Donna Messersmith and Rich Haspel
Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG)
Announcing the Annual Karl Jaspers Award:
The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces its annual competition for students and trainees. Eligibility for the Jaspers Award, given for the best paper in the area of philosophy of psychiatry, includes medical students, graduate students in philosophy, psychology and related fields, and residents and fellows in psychiatry. Please see the full announcement here: Jaspers Award | aapp (jhu.edu).
Please share this among your student communities.
All the best,
G. Scott Waterman, M.D., M.A.
Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus
University of Vermont
Dear Careers in Medicine Colleagues,
The Careers in Medicine team has launched an updated Clinical & Research Opportunities database with a new look and feel.
This tool allows learners to search for clinical and research experiences offered in the summer or year-round, and filter by desired specialty or topic.
We have streamlined these filters and improved the search and sorting features to be more user friendly.
The redesigned tool is also mobile friendly and continues to be accessible without sign-in.
We hope you will share this improved resource with your students. Please direct feedback or questions to email@example.com.
Full URL to the Clinical & Research Opportunities database here: https://apps.aamc.org/cim-cr-web/#/user
Many professional societies provide competitive grant funding for research. The links below should take you directly to the grant pages for the societies listed:
A helpful resource when writing grant applications is the "How to Apply" guide by the NIH. You can link into this resource here
See our Student Publication Venue guide for inspiration on where to publish.
Dear Medical Student Educators,
I want to share this information regarding a student-led initiative called The Lens. The Lens is a weekly ophthalmology research newsletter that summarizes key research updates in the field from high impact journals in an easily digestible and accessible format. It is free and only requires an email to sign up. It is a great resource for medical students interested in ophthalmology to increase knowledge and engagement in the field. Please share with your respective ophthalmology interest groups and cohorts of students who are interested in the field.
Here are a few key links that may be helpful as background:
Please feel free to reach out to the co-founders at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ariane Kaplan, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Departmental OR Medical Director
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan
Sabol, R. A., A. Beighley, P. Giacomelli, R. M. Wise, M. A. A. Harrison, B. A. O'Donnnell, B. N. Sullivan, J. D. Lampenfeld, M. D. Matossian, M. R. Bratton, G. Wang, B. M. Collins-Burow, M. E. Burow and B. A. Bunnell (2019). "Obesity-Altered Adipose Stem Cells Promote ER⁺ Breast Cancer Metastasis through Estrogen Independent Pathways." Int J Mol Sci 20(6).
ARE YOU CONDUCTING HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH
AND NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THE INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD?
Assistance in navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Tulane is now available to faculty members in the School of Medicine, courtesy of the Office of Research.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) NAVIGATORS CAN ASSIST YOU WITH:
If your study has an external sponsor, please contact Olayinka Idowu at email@example.com or 504-988-6834
If your study is investigator-initiated, funded by NIH, or lacks funding for IRB assistance, please contact Mya Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-988-4644