UT Southwestern Amgen Scholars will conduct biomedical research at one of the top-ranked U.S. medical schools and the home of groundbreaking scientific achievements, recognized by six Nobel Prizes since 1985. Scholars will take part in a ten-week, full-time, faculty-mentored, intensive summer research program on an exceptional campus that includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. Whether over dinners with renowned scientists or as part of a journal club focused on critical thinking, Scholars will regularly interact with the internationally recognized faculty. UT Southwestern Amgen Scholars will use state-of-the-art equipment in advanced labs to help to solve complex health challenges. Conducting projects similar to those encountered during graduate research training, students will gain invaluable insights on the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in innovative biomedical research. UT Southwestern Amgen Scholars will become active, contributing members of our collaborative, cross-disciplinary scientific community.
In addition to providing high-quality, hands-on research opportunities, UT Southwestern faculty members realize that the most successful researchers have more than just excellent lab techniques. The UT Southwestern Amgen Scholars Program will bolster the Scholars’ future success with activities designed to: 1) promote scholarly advancement; 2) support professional growth; and 3) develop a “sense of community” to encourage the cohort learning model. Inclusivity is built into the structure of the program, and UT Southwestern will prioritize the success of its Amgen Scholars in an environment that builds confidence and community.
Amgen Scholar’s benefits will include a $4,000 stipend, round-trip air travel to Dallas, housing, meal allowance, and paid expenses to attend the North American Amgen Scholars Program Symposium in July.