Undergraduate/Graduate Summer Scholars Program

The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center of the Stephenson Cancer Center will be offering summer research training for undergraduate and graduate students to attend a 12-week program (5/18/2017 to 8/14/2017). This program allows a trainee to participate in work under the mentorship of a tobacco investigator in a research setting in Oklahoma City. Trainees will complete a mentored research project which they will present at the end of the term and will prepare an abstract for submission to a national conference.

Trainees will also participate in weekly seminars covering a diverse array of tobacco and research-related topics, including:

  • Tobacco Health Disparities
  • Alternative and Emerging Tobacco Products
  • Tobacco Biomarkers
  • Mobile Health and Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Measurement and Methods of Tobacco Use
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure
  • Tobacco Treatment Interventions
  • Affective Neuroscience
  • Tobacco and Cancer Biology
  • Grant Writing and Preparation
  • Manuscript Writing and Preparation
  • Research Ethics 

Research Mentors Include:

  • Michael Businelle, PhD
  • Darla Kendzor, PhD
  • Lurdes Queimado, MD, PhD
  • Theodore Wagener, PhD
  • Damon Vidrine, DrPH
  • Jennifer Vidrine, PhD
  • Francesco Versace, PhD

Optional social activities are scheduled for the evenings and weekends. Summer Scholars are provided $6,000 for participating in the entire program. Low-cost housing is available at a nearby University at the cost of the Summer Scholar.

To apply, please go to the online application and complete the application form including uploading your one-page personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Please gather these documents before starting the application. Also, please arrange for a copy of your transcript(s) (unofficial copies are acceptable) to be sent to:

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center c/o Derek Matthesen
655 Research Parkway, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

All materials must be received by February 20, 2017 to be considered for the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Summer Scholars Program. Applicants will be notified by the end of April. If you have any questions, please contact derek-matthesen@ouhsc.edu.

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