Department of Pediatrics - Strong Children's Research Center

Summer Training Program

2013 Poster SessionBelow you will find information on the 2014 Summer Program.  Details on the 2015 Summer Program, including the 2015 application, will be posted here by mid-November.  Please check back then.



The Strong Children's Research Center (SCRC) funds a student training program for outstanding undergraduate (completion of junior year by May of the current year), medical, and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in biomedical research or clinical research. The dates of the program are May 27, 2014 through July 31, 2014. This is an opportunity to develop skills in a variety of research methodologies whereby participants may contribute to a project and ultimately a scientific publication.

The program provides trainees with extensive contact with investigators and research mentors who guide the research project and serve as role models and provide career direction. Faculty members are either from the Department of Pediatrics or Partners who are engaged in research relevant to childhood diseases and developmental biology.

Student trainees participate in research seminars where emphasis is placed on scientific material appropriate to their level of understanding. Seminars are informative sessions providing participants with an overview of the  types of research, career options in research and discussion involving the individual career paths of successful investigators.

Towards the completion of the program, students write an abstract and present the results of their research at the SCRC Poster Session held in August. View of list of recent research topics.

Contact Us

Program Coordinator
Strong Children's Research Center
URMC, Department of Pediatrics
601 Elmwood Avenue, PO Box 777
Rochester, New York 14642
Phone: (585-275-8447) Fax: (585) 271-7512