Summer Student Research Training Program

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Summer Student Research Training Program (SSRTP), Clinical and Translational Research Pathway, develops and mentors passionate students at the undergraduate, medical school and other graduate levels on a career trajectory of a research professional or investigator in clinical and translational research. The program provides a mentored hands-on experience coupled with a didactic curriculum.

Program Director

Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and Associate Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s

Program Description

During the Summer Student Research Training Program experience, trainees will gain an applied, hands-on, mentored experience in the conduct and/or analysis of one or more clinical or translational research studies, with potential opportunity for co-authorship on a publication (depending upon contributions to, and timelines of, these studies).

In addition, students will have access to a structured didactic curriculum in research and related aspects of academic medicine, consisting of:

  • multiple videotaped lectures provided by Johns Hopkins All Children’s-based faculty on research design, implementation, analysis and publication; and
  • monthly Johns Hopkins All Children’s Seminar Series in Academia (in person).

A sample calendar of didactics, experiential learning activities and mentor-mentee interactions will be provided to applicants.

Acceptance into the program is subject to availability of a suitable mentor, project(s), and funding (as applicable).

To receive an application for the Summer 2020 program, please contact Laurel McDevitt, Program Coordinator, at laurel@jhmi.edu. The deadline to apply for Summer 2020 is Feb. 28, 2020.

Requirements

  • Matriculated in undergraduate, medical school or other graduate school
  • Application to the SSRTP, Clinical and Translational Research Pathway, by contacting Laurel McDevitt, Program Coordinator, at laurel@jhmi.edu
  • Execution of an Educational Affiliation Agreement between the mentee’s academic institution and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital/All Children’s Research Institute.

Expectations (upon acceptance into the program)

  • Successful completion of all Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Board-required online training for investigators and staff involved in the conduct of research in human subjects, within one week of start date
  • Successful completion of training on, and adherence to, confidentiality and protection of personal health information, within one week of start date
  • Introductory meeting with the program director, to review expectations for the program and frequency and quality of interactions between mentee and assigned mentor
  • Biweekly (or more frequent) meetings with the assigned mentor to review knowledge base and progress on projects

Remuneration to participant

  • No remuneration will be provided to mentees for participating in this training program.

Cost to participant

  • There will be no cost to mentees for participating in this training program.