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Experiential Programs

Penn State and its partners offer a variety of experiential programs to provide hands-on learning experiences for the clinical and translational science workforce.

Technology Transfer Fellowship
The Office of Technology Development at Penn State College of Medicine offers candidates with an interest in patent related activities, market valuation analysis, entrepreneurial, commercialization and business development activities an opportunity to gain experience as a technology transfer fellow. The program offers qualified students and post-doctoral scholars the opportunity to gain career experience assisting the staff in the Office of Technology Development.

For more information please contact the Office of Technology Development at technologydevelopment@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717.531.8496.

Kerafast Fellowship
The Kerafast Fellowship program is an innovative initiative designed to engage current post-doctoral scholars, graduate students and technical staff at Penn State with investigators to contribute to the identification, characterization and eventually commercialization of novel research reagents (antibodies, cell lines, proteins, compounds, etc) generated at Penn State.

For more information please contact the Office of Technology Development at technologydevelopment@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717.531.8496.

Technology Transfer Contracts Fellowship
The Office of Technology Development at Penn State College of Medicine offers qualified students and post-doctoral scholars interested in technology transfer contract management and the art of contract negotiation an opportunity to gain experience as a contracts fellow. The fellowship provides experience in contract management and negotiation pursuant to confidential agreements, material transfer agreements and data use agreements. Fellows will gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the vital function these agreements with regards to advancing research.

For more information please contact the Office of Technology Development at technologydevelopment@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717.531.8496.

Technology Assessor
The Office of Technology Development at Penn State College of Medicine hires graduate students on a project basis to conduct market research studies on new technologies. The graduate students gain exposure to early stage technology development while generating a market overview document and creating a non-confidential summary.

For more information please contact the Office of Technology Development at technologydevelopment@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717.531.8496.

Biomedical Stress Physiology Training Grant 
Penn State’s Huck Institute of the Life Sciences offers the Biomedical Stress Physiology Training Grant to provide a new generation of future scientists with the comprehensive research training and educational experiences that emphasize a translational approach to understanding the physiological mechanisms which trigger and mediate stress adaptation.

For more information visit: https://www.huck.psu.edu/content/graduate-programs/biomedical-stress-physiology/about.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – Cardiovascular Research Engineering for a Translational Experience (CREATE)
Penn State’s Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, “Cardiovascular Research: Engineering for a Translational Experience” over the summer through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

For more information visit: http://bme.psu.edu/create/index.aspx 

Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute (STCSI)
Penn State’s College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development offers the Summer Translational Cardiovascular Institute, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association, for students with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science who have completed 60 to 90 credits and have a grade point average of 3.5 or greater.

For more information visit: http://bme.psu.edu/STCSI/ 

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)
The College of Medicine offers the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program for students interested in pursuing a career in the biological sciences.

For more information visit: http://www2.med.psu.edu/graded/summer-undergraduate-research-programs-at-the-college-of-medicine/surip/ 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) 
The College of Medicine offers the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for students interested in basic or clinical laboratory research focused on cardiovascular research.

For more information visit: http://www2.med.psu.edu/graded/summer-undergraduate-research-programs-at-the-college-of-medicine/ 

STEP-UP NIH/NIDDK
The College of Medicine offers the Short Term Educational Program for Underrepresented Persons. STEP-UP is a National Consortium that places students across the country, including the College of Medicine campus.

For more information visit: http://www2.med.psu.edu/graded/summer-undergraduate-research-programs-at-the-college-of-medicine/ 

Schreyer Honors College – M.D./Ph.D. Summer Exposure Program 
The Schreyer Honors College offers a program for outstanding students (rising freshman and sophomores) in the Schreyer Honors College who are interested in becoming a physician-scientist, including a mentored research experience and weekly clinical exposure sessions.

For more information visit: http://www2.med.psu.edu/graded/summer-undergraduate-research-programs-at-the-college-of-medicine/ 

Mini Medical School
Penn State College of Medicine hosts the Mini Medical School lecture series for adults and high school students to learn about important trends in medicine and health. College of Medicine faculty will provide in-depth lectures on important issues and advances in medicine and research, incorporating basic science, medical research and clinical application.

For more information visit: http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/minimed/home?doAsUserId=xeMeWRZgdQc%3D