This nine‐week program offers a chance to learn, explore, and gain hands‐on experience in a Children’s Hospital Medical Center research laboratory environment for 15 to 16 minority students each summer. Click here for a letter announcing the program that is sent out to all Cincinnati Area High Schools. Applications for 2019 are due on March 15, 2019.
Each BRIMS intern will be paired with a research mentor to pursue a 9-week full time basic science, or clinical biomedical research project during the summer. All interns will give a 5-minute PowerPoint presentation of their research project to the group and are encouraged to present a poster at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Capstone poster competition at the end of the program.
In addition to participating in SURF activities, BRIMS interns participate in weekly networking luncheons and shadowing opportunities with minority faculty in several areas of the hospital from surgery to administration. Participants may earn up to $3,078 ($8.55/hr) based on the number of hours they work in the laboratory. The BRIMS program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development at Cincinnati Children's and a grant from the 5/3 Bank Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund.
Applicants must be from a racial or ethnic group shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research including Black or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (Guam, Samoa). This program is open to high achieving graduating high school seniors and college freshmen from the Cincinnati tri-state area only. College students from other states who have outside funding (ie MARC awards) are also eligible to participate in the program. Please contact Dr. Cindy Bachurski directly about participating with outside funding.