The Mississippi-INBRE network seeks to enhance research competitiveness in the State and engage talented investigators and students in biomedical research projects that will impact the health of the citizens of Mississippi. The scientific focus of the MS-INBRE is obesity, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. Managed by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), MS-INBRE is funded by a grant from the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS/NIH). See http://msinbre.org.
1. Faculty Mentors for Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research
UM faculty who are interested in being considered as mentors for summer student research projects in biomedical areas should send name, contact info, and a brief description of his/her research area to UM ORSP’s Jason Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. These will be shared with the MS-INBRE management team at USM and made available to students who inquire about these summer opportunities.
2. Research Scholars and Service Scholars Programs for Undergraduates
UM undergraduate students are eligible to apply for 11-week summer research internships, which include a one-week orientation at the USM, followed by ten weeks of mentored biomedical-related research at a host laboratory at a research-intensive university in Mississippi. The week-long orientation includes training in basic laboratory techniques, responsible conduct of research, ethics, biosafety, bioinformatics, and career development. See http://msinbre.org/awards-for-students/research-scholars-program/.
UM undergraduates may also apply for the Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars program to conduct supervised heath education service in the prevention of STDs and obesity, in underserved rural and urban communities. See http://msinbre.org/awards-for-students/service-scholars-program/.
For questions about both the Research Scholars program and the Service Scholars program, see http://msinbre.org/frequently-asked-questions/.
3. Mississippi INBRE Research Symposium
The annual symposium will be held Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at the Trent Lott National Center on The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus. The symposium will feature presentations by faculty and students that are supported by, or helped in any way by, MS-INBRE funding, equipment, travel, etc. Online registration for this free symposium is available at http://msinbre.org/annual-symposium/.