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Research Opportunities

How Do I Get Involved in Research?

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. 

You may want to familiarize yourself with common ETHICAL ISSUES in research before starting any project. 

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. 

Basic/Bench Research

Students interested in basic/bench research should contact Dr. Diane Blake for more information.

More information on research conducted in these areas can be found here.

Clinical/Translational Research

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. 

More information on research conducted in these areas can be found here. A list of recommended faculty mentors and their areas of research is also available here. 

Physician Scientist MD/PhD Program

Students interested in the Ph.D./MD program should contact Dr. James Robinson for more information.

More information on this program can be found here.

Population & Public Health Research

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.

Calls for Student Researchers

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.

(UPDATED 6/16/22)

Hello current and rising postdocs,

We’d like to invite you to apply for the Pandemic Preparedness Hub Postdoctoral Fellows Program.


Stanford University is recruiting outstanding postdoctoral fellows for an inaugural fellowship in Pandemic Preparedness. This new, interdisciplinary fellowship will train recent doctoral graduates from any field who would like to pursue a career in advancing science to prevent or mitigate infectious disease pandemics. Fellows may work with any Stanford faculty members who are affiliated with the new Pandemic Preparedness Hub. Relevant disciplines may include epidemiology, community health, ecology, immunology, clinical-translational science, genetics, biomedical data sciences and health policy. Trainees who have trained in other disciplines and would like to transition their career to focus on infectious diseases are encouraged to apply and should demonstrate their commitment to this path. Each fellow will create a professional development plan with a professional mentorship team that includes their scientific mentor and senior faculty in the Pandemic Preparedness Hub. Faculty and fellows will convene regularly for interactive seminars to share their work and identify opportunities for synergies across disciplines. In addition to salary and benefits, each fellow will research a research fund to utilize for pursuit of their own ideas


· Competitive salary and benefits for two years

· A research budget for each fellow for two years

· Senior faculty mentorship, professional development, and networking support

· A diverse community of scholars with common professional interests and value


· M.D. within 3 years of completion of clinical training or Ph.D. within 3 years of graduation as of September 1, 2022


To apply, please submit a 500 – 1000 word personal statement that describes your experience, interests, and goals for a fellowship with the Pandemic Preparedness Hub via our online form. For trainees who are currently working in a research lab, the Pandemic Preparedness Hub Fellowship should support a new research direction, training and project that is fundamentally distinct from the candidate’s existing research; continuation of existing projects will not be supported. Please indicate how your training and research plans will represent new areas of research, training and professional growth.

To learn more about the program, including application requirements, please visit pandemichub.stanford.edu, or contact Lauren Hailey, lohailey@stanford.edu.

Magali Fassiotto, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Office of Faculty Development & Diversity
Stanford University School of Medicine
Pronouns: she/her/hers

650-723-6078 | magali.fassiotto@stanford.edu


Dr. Robert Hoover, Section Chief of Tulane Nephrology, has sent this message:


I invite you to apply to the 2022 ASN Kidney STARS Program with the following benefits:


  • Complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting (Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, November 6, 2022) in Orlando, FL.
  • Travel support of $1,000.
  • 2022 ASN Kidney STARS Program will include:
    • A welcome breakfast.
    • Guided tours of abstract posters.
    • A luncheon with kidney patients.
    • Q&A panels with world-renowned nephrology experts.
    • Small special interest peer group interactions.
    • Mentoring and networking opportunities.


The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. https://www.asn-online.org/grants/travel/details.aspx?app=MSR



Elma I. LeDoux, MD, FACP, FACC

Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs

Peterman-Prosser Professor

Tulane University School of Medicine

131 S. Robertson St., Suite 1550

New Orleans, LA 70112




Good Morning and Peace Be Upon You,


It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce the inaugural American Muslim Medical Student conference. This conference will allow medical students to present their research on a national scale; presenting a rare opportunity for Muslim medical students to develop both spiritually and professionally. Participants will be able to gain insight into the many intersections and interwoven aspects of faith and healing and explore many previously taboo topics and ideas. We hope you share this opportunity with the students at your institution. 


Many prominent Muslim physicians have confirmed their attendance including Dr. Rania Awaad, Dr. Abdulrahmn El-Sayed, Dr. Qaali Hussien and many more! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to network with fellow medical students and ensure the enrichment of science and faith together.


Abstracts for the research symposium will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for filling out the abstract submission and registration form is July 12, 2022


All questions regarding the conference and research symposium should be directed to ammsa.national@gmail.com


For more information about American Muslim Medical Student Association please visit our website



Peace and Mercy, 

AMMSA Conference Leadership Team


(UPDATED 6/15/22)

Dear Student Affairs Colleagues,


We are excited to invite everyone back to Disney for the 8th Annual Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students!