Office of Academic Research Development (OARD)
The Baylor University-Scott & White Undergraduate Research Program (SWURP) is a collaborative program to foster medical research skills and experience with Baylor Scott & White Health medical/research faculty for talented pre-med Baylor University students, integrating the expertise of faculty research scientists at both institutions.
This 10 week program is jointly developed and administered by Baylor Scott & White Health. The development of this program is a creative step in progression of Baylor Scott & White Health’s research objectives, while supporting the professional and educational development of our future medical providers. This program will provide Baylor undergraduate students a distinctive edge as they apply for graduate programs, professional school and residency programs and ultimately will produce professionals well trained in biomedical and clinical research.
This program is developed through Baylor Scott & White Health and Richard Sanker, PhD, Director of Prehealth Studies at Baylor University.
Interested in serving as a mentor? Contact Hania Wehbe-Janek, PhD
We are partnering again this summer with The Texas Bioscience Institute to offer an undergraduate mentored research experience on the Temple campus. Please consider mentoring a student for this program, which is funded by an NSF-STEP Grant (Science Talent Expansion Program).
Dr. John P. Idoux, Research Professor at Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University-Central Texas and a Partner-in-Residence at The Texas Bioscience Institute, is the Principal Investigator of the sponsoring NSF grant.
Interested? Need more information? Contact Dr. Idoux
The purpose of the program is to give undergraduate student who have an interest in pursuing a future career in biomedical research the chance to work in a biomedical laboratory and perform a research project during the summer. This program also offers medical students the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on research projects in basic or clinical disciplines. It consists of a 9-week laboratory-based research period as well as various group activities outside the laboratory including weekly meetings to further explore the principles of scientific investigation and opportunities to attend scientific seminars and workshops.
For more information, visit http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/research/student/summer-research-programs/index.html