OMRF is accepting applications for its 2014 Fleming Scholar Program. Application deadline is Feb. 1.
Students must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply for the Fleming Scholar Program. Scholars are paid and also receive free housing, if eligible.
These summer internships allow selected students to enhance their research skills by working alongside world-class scientists for eight weeks in OMRF’s state-of-the-art laboratories. Projects will focus on key research areas like cancer, lupus or heart disease.
“The Fleming Scholar Program has helped start many careers in biomedical research and medicine,” said program manager Carlisa Curry. “For young people at this stage of their educational journey, it provides a phenomenal experience in hands-on research. It ranges far beyond what they’ve done in the typical classroom.”
At the program’s end, students will present their research findings in seminars for OMRF’s scientific staff and write papers detailing their research results.
Named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the Nobel-prize winning scientist who dedicated OMRF, the Fleming Scholar Program has provided a summer research experience to more than 500 Oklahoma students since 1956. Many former Fleming Scholars have gone on to become successful researchers and physicians, including two current OMRF scientists: Rodger McEver, M.D., and Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.
For additional information and application forms, please visit www.omrf.org/fleming.