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SUPERS@Penn

Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists

Deadline: 5 PM EST February 1

This year’s program will run from June 2nd, 2014 to August 8th, 2014

The SUPERS@PENN program has been established to provide summer research training and experience for rising college Juniors and Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in radiation-related sciences. Radiation interacts with biological matter in several important ways: Radiation is one of the major cancer treatment approaches; Damage from cosmic radiation can lead to tumorigenesis. And radiation can be used to image internal tissues and organs and diagnose disease. The emphasis of this program is to train primarily minority and female undergraduate students in radiation biology, physics, space medicine and protection from radiation-related bioterrorism.

Students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) with a GPA of 3.2 or higher at a U.S. College or University are eligible to apply to the program. The students will spend 10 weeks on the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia campus, conducting basic, translational or applied biomedical radiation-related research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists.

More information, including application instructions, can be found at http://www.med.upenn.edu/supers/

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