Along with participating UMBC academic departments, there are several additional programs and organizations that interact with students participating in the Summer Biomedical Training Program. We invite you to learn more about these institutional partners and friends.
The Leadership Alliance
The Leadership Alliance is an academic consortium of 32 institutions of higher learning, including leading research and teaching colleges and universities. Its mission is to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business, and the public sector. Learn more
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies and plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. UMBC’s HHMI investigator, Dr. Michael Summers, is primarily engaged in the research on application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to studies of the structure and function of proteins and macromolecular interactions. Learn more
Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program
The IMSD Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program focuses on promoting cultural diversity in the biomedical sciences at the graduate level. Funded by an NIH / MBRS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) grant, graduate students are supported while receiving their Ph.D. in one of the following areas: Biochemistry; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Chemical and Biochemical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience and Cognitive Science; Psychology; and Physics. Ph.D. students accepted into one of the Graduate Programs in Life Sciences (GPILS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are also eligible for the fellowship. Learn more
Meyerhoff Scholars Program
The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is open to students of all backgrounds who plan to pursue doctoral study in the sciences or engineering and who are interested in the advancement of minorities in those fields. The program assists scholars with developing relationships with leading scientists, physicians, and engineers in the larger community, stressing a climate of cooperation and collaboration. Learn more
Other UMBC Summer Research Programs
There are additional summer opportunities available for student research in faculty labs in the science and technology departments at UMBC. Interested students should visit www.umbc.edu/meyerhoff/summerbio for a list of available programs for the current summer and complete the online application.