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Urology Research Laboratory
Harrison Department of Surgical Research
Dr. Samuel K. Chacko
George M. O'Brien Program
2013 Urology Summer Research Program for Students
The George M. O’Brien Urology Center in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania calls for applications from medical, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students to participate in the Urology Summer Research Program during the summer. The program is designed to introduce the students to the field of Urology research and acquire basic science and translational research experience in the laboratory of an expert investigator. The selected students will work with a faculty mentor during the scholarship period (8 weeks) on a short research project. A detailed report and an oral presentation are mandatory at the end of the training.

A limited number of students may receive a stipend during this period contingent upon the availability of funding from grants.  An applicant should submit the following documents together via email (except for the last item):
  • Resume
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Research Interests and description of how this research program would help in the accomplishment of reaching his/her future academic goals
  • Two recommendation letters emailed directly from his/her professor(s) or scientific supervisor(s) to the Coordinator

Interested candidates should check the Urology Research Program web site and send his/her credentials electronically to Jocelyn McCabe, B.S., Urology Research Laboratory Coordinator via email:

All application materials must be received by Tuesday, April 2nd. Students accepted into the program must be eligible to work in the United States. While prior research experience is typical of accepted students, it is not required for acceptance.

This program is open to students from the University of Pennsylvania as well as outside of the University, and the curriculum is designed specifically for students with an interest in biomedical research. Applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.


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