There are a variety of summer opportunities available for students. Programs are hosted by colleges and universities around the United States and the world. They provide an intensive research experience on a particular topic within a scholarly discipline. For undergraduates with plans for graduate or professional school after MSU, summer research provides the opportunity to expand your professional network and acquire experience in an area of interest.
IGH is working with Merida, Mexico professionals to give undergrad students the experience on first basis on research, and grad students to co-conduct a research on infectious disease and produce their papers with the support of mexican recognized institutions.
Contact our office by email or by phone at 517-884-3789 for more information.
The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) is pleased to announce its 22nd annual global health competition!
The objective of the AOA’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine’s (BIOM) abstract competition is to provide an opportunity for osteopathic medical students and residents to disseminate their global health research and narrative medicine experiences to a broader audience. The abstract competition includes a poster expo.
All osteopathic medical students and residents in the United States are eligible to enter the competition’s two categories:
- Global health research abstracts; and
- Narrative medicine essays.
Entries must be focused on the entrants’ experiences with global health and/or providing healthcare internationally. Schools/programs must review and attest to approval of each submission. Prizes include:
- $1500 – Grand Prize
- $750 – First Prize in each category
- $500 – Second Prize in each category
Grand Prize and both First Prize winners will be given the opportunity to present their work during the AOA’s annual osteopathic medical conference in Austin, TX, this October.
Review complete guidelines and access the submission portal here. Submission deadline is August 7, 2020.
The Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) will be an asynchronous, virtual event consisting of pre-recorded poster presentations of less than 5 minutes in length. Presentations will be visible to the public from August 4th – 10th.
Students who intended to present at UURAF 2020 are highly encouraged to participate in Mid-SURE and may utilize the same research (including abstract and presentation materials) from their UURAF submission. Students will need to complete their submission using the Mid-SURE registration link above.
Summer Undergraduate Research Registry
We would like to connect with undergraduate students who are conducting research or creative activity so that we can invite them to free professional development opportunities throughout the summer. If you are mentoring undergraduates this summer, please register your students or forward this email to them so they can register themselves. The registry can be found at https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mR1eUBTZwpZ4ON.
Questions about Mid-SURE or the Registry can be directed to the Undergraduate Research Office by calling 517-884-4384 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Research Project in Malawi
Internationally recognized expert on malaria and other tropical diseases, University Distinguished Professor
Terrie Taylor, D.O.
Dr. Taylor spends six months of the year in the African nation of Malawi, conducting malaria research and treating patients, the vast majority of whom are children. The Blantyre Malaria Project, established by Terrie and Malcolm Molyneux, has carried out outstanding research and patient care in the area of pediatric malaria, specifically cerebral malaria.
With the help of Dr. James E. Potchen (MSU Department of Radiology) and General Electric Healthcare, the first magnetic resonance imaging unit (MRI) in Malawi was brought to the hospital. The MRI has been invaluable for treating patients and conducting research. She and her team have saved countless lives.
Cerebral Malaria Research
Our interventional clinical trial, “Treating Brain Swelling in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria,” is going well.
We’ve been randomizing cerebral malaria patients with increased brain volume to one of two arms (“usual care” or “immediate ventilatory support”) to date. We have been working closely with the Malawi equivalent of the FDA, the Malawi Pharmacy, Medicine and Poisons Board, to allow an osmotic agent, 3% hypertonic saline, to be imported into Malawi.
Recent success in the malaria field has shown that prevention works: expanded access to proven, cost-effective prevention tools has significantly reduced the disease’s global burden. The Lancet recently published an article about our research, past present and future (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2817%2930087-X/fulltext#.WO4x-TrRJaY.twitter)
One of Taylor’s current efforts is work on an NIH grant titled, The Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi: Understanding Hidden Reservoirs, Successful Vectors and Prevention Failures, which will enable her research to continue into the future
Dr. Taylor’s Ted Talk: Unlocking The Mysteries of Cerebral Malaria
To get involve you can contact Terri Taylor, D.O
Research Project in Uganda
Diversity and Abundance of Waterborne Viruses in the Southwest Region of Kampala- Uganda
Noah Kiwanuka, MD, PhD
School of Public Health
Stevens Kisaka, BVM, MPH
College of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Resources and Biosecurity
Michigan State University
Irene Xagoraraki, PhD
College of Engineering
John B. Kaneene, DVM,MPH, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Our overall research project is to study the diversity and abundance of waterborne viruses in Kampala Uganda, identify sources, evaluate temporal and spatial distributions, and correlate with observed diarrheal disease.
To get involve and contribute please E-MAIL us.