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2185 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 335-8573
Fax: (319) 335-8049

  • Summer Research Fellowship Mentor Responsibilities

    Summer Medical Research Mentors are responsible to provide supervision for Summer Research Fellows (SRF) during a 10 to 12 week research experience. Mentors will assist students in outlining a project that pursues a scientific question and they will assist students in becoming familiar with the processes involved in identifying the problem, evaluating its significance, designing experiments to answer the problem, and interpreting experimental data collected.

    Responsibilities of the Summer Research Fellowship Mentors are:

    • Mentor (train) only 2 students during a given summer
    • Provide the student with an electronic copy of a letter of support briefly summarizing the project and your commitment to supporting the student throughout the SRF program
    • Provide the student with an electronic copy of the mentor's NIH-formatted biosketch (Template, Sample) for the SRF application
    • Assure that the student(s) have completed the appropriate compliance training (IRB, ACURF)
    • Supervise the student's preparation of a Research Project Report
    • Participate in Medical Student Research Day as a judge/reviewer (September 2, 2016)
    • Submit an evaluation of the student's performance at the end of the research experience

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