AHA 2020 Institutional Undergraduate Fellowship

Project: Research


  • W Gregory Hundley (PI)


To introduce undergraduate students to cardiovascular research and thereby provide students with insight into the conduct of translational multi-disciplinary CV research, we propose this new Undergraduate Student Fellowship program to use the opportunities and resources of VCU. Key features of this program include: 1) pairing each student with an externally funded research mentor whose research focuses on an aspect of cardiovascular translational research; 2) faculty in an organizational multi-disciplinary program structure who are experienced in working with young investigators and can establish this summer program for fostering their successful progress in CV research; 3) access to multiple phenotypic and biologic materials from major NIH-funded basic science, prospective cohort or clinical trials at VCU through the supporting program faculty; and 4) interactions with this and summer research programs at VCU through key professional development activities such as presentations, research seminars, journal clubs, lab tours, and professional development coaching that supplement areas of CV research not previously experienced by students.
Award amount$60,000.00
Award date01/01/2020
Program typeUndergraduate Fellowship
Award ID20UFEL35320025
Effective start/end date01/01/202012/31/2022