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To build interest in KUH research early in the scientific pipeline, it is essential to introduce high school, college, medical and graduate students to important questions in the field, describe cutting-edge tools and highlight successful role models.

High School Students

SciHigh Summer Program is an eight-week opportunity for highly motivated upper-level students from Holy Trinity High School, a school on Chicago’s West Side with a diverse student population.  Each student is matched with an experienced kidney investigator from Northwestern University whose work aligns with students’ skills, interests and career goals.

College Students

Undergraduate Research Experience in Transdisciplinary Benign Urologic Disease is an R25-funded program that engages undergraduate and post-baccalaureate trainees in a hands-on research experience in benign urologic disease at Loyola University Chicago.  Over 12-week periods, each cohort works closely with student, faculty and clinical investigators in the Loyola Urinary Education and Research Collaborative.

Graduate & Medical Students

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Tutored Research and Education in Kidney Scholars (TREKS) is an ASN-funded course for medical students and graduate students that aims to build and diversify the nephrology pipeline. Designed to stimulate an interest in nephrology and the mechanisms of kidney disease, the one-week program is held at the University of Chicago each summer.

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