Where Are Our Interns After Graduation?
- 20% have entered professional health programs, including MD, MPA, and DDS
- 5% are teaching or have obtained technical positions in industry or government labs
- Approximately 50% have matriculated into PhD or MD/PhD programs post-graduation at the following institutions:
|Penn State University - Hershey||Duke University|
|Lehigh University||Johns Hopkins University|
|University of Alabama - Birmingham||Drexel University|
|Ohio State University||Mayo Clinic|
|Boston University||University of California - Berkeley|
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||University of Colorado Health Sciences|
|Emory University||University of Connecticut|
|Penn State University - University Park||University of Pennsylvania|
- 20% we lose track of. Don't forget to keep in touch and let us know what your up to!
2013 Summer Interns
Haydan Smith, Clemson University
An abstract by Haydan Smith, a participant in Penn State College of Medicine's Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program this past summer, placed first place at the 98th Pennsylvania Radiological Society meeting.
The internship program is designed for college students considering careers in biomedical research.
Smith, working with Penn State Hershey scientists Dr. Alison Chetlen and Dr. Susann Schetter, researched ways to better predict, prior to a biopsy, if an abnormality on a breast MRI is malignant.
Smith's work has also been submitted for publication. She is a student at Clemson University.
Patricia Theard, Florida International University, MARC U*STAR Fellow - QBIC Scholar
Outstanding Scientific Poster Presntation at the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Nashville, Tennessee.
ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral students, including mathematics, attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including 1,700 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1,200 faculty, program directors and administrators.
Alicia Miggins, Long Island University, MBRS RISE Program Scholar
n Saturday, November 2, 2013, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute held its fourth annual Harrisburg Cancer Education Summit at the Zion Assembly Church, Harrisburg. This year's theme was Breast Cancer: Families Taking Control. The program was developed and coordinated by the Harrisburg Community Health Workers, a cadre of trained community members dedicated to reducing cancer in Harrisburg.
The primary purpose of the annual summit is to provide participants with evidence-based strategies to reduce the impact of cancer on individuals and the community of Harrisburg. The event was attended by more than 90 people, mostly community members. One of the high points of the program was the panel discussion from a team of Penn State minority physicians. The physicians discussed the latest breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, as well as the importance of physical activity for cancer survivors and genetic testing to understand family cancer risk. Ms. Miggins presented her reserach at this summit.
2008 Summer Interns
Stacey Lehman; Elizabethtown College; Elizabethtown, PA
Lionel Kankeu Fonkoua; St. Thomas University; Miami, FL
Mark Lohsen; Gettysburg College; Gettysburg, PA
Three SURIP interns presented their work at a symposium at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA at the USDA Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium is a collaborative event between Virginia Tech, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Penn State University. Also shown is MD/PhD student in Physiology at Penn State, College of Medicine, Vance Aubaugh.
2007 Summer Intern
Christopher Pope, York College of Pennsylvania
Chris presented a poster on August 22, at the ACS (American Chemical Society) 234th National Meeting and Exposition in Boston. The title of his work was: "Investigating the glycosylation of interleukin 13 receptor alpha 2 proteins expressed in cancerous and non-cancerous cell lines." He was the primary author and his mentor, Jeffrey P. Thompson was a co-author. The work was done at York College of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology.
2004 Summer Intern
Tony Martin, Winston-Salem State University
Tony submitted an abstract based on his research with Dr. Jim Jefferson to the ABRCMS. The abstract was chosen for an oral presentation. Tony was awarded “Best Oral Presenter” in the Physiology category.
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is a national conference designed to encourage students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical sciences or behavioral sciences, including mathematics and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating student success.
Formerly known as the MARC/MBRS Symposium, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is sponsored by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Minority Opportunities in Research Program (MORE) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). During this four-day conference, there are scientific sessions, professional development workshops, poster sessions, exhibits and many networking opportunities.
Melissa Nelson - Winston-Salem State University