Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive Transplant Center

T35 Northwestern Summer Research Program for Medical Students

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Comprehensive Transplant Center with a T35 Award for the Northwestern Summer Research Program for Medical Students.  

The T35 Summer Program is an academically rich and fertile environment at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, for 8 academically promising students interested in basic, translational and outcomes research in the NIDDK areas of interest: Diabetes, Endocrinology & Obesity, Digestive Diseases (i.e., liver cirrhosis), Kidney diseases, Urologic Diseases and Nutrition.

The T35 Summer Program will be 10-12 weeks of mentored and paid research & didactics including; hands-on research experience, daily lectures, weekly group trainee meetings, a full-day retreat with a NIDDK funded visiting professor and conclude with a poster session at the end of the summer.  This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested to pursue research as part of their future clinical career.

The program emphasizes the recruitment of students from underrepresented minorities (race, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ, disadvantaged background) and women, encourages the continuation of research after the T35 summer and will mentor students in a structured format until graduation and beyond, paving a path for the next generation of clinician-scientists. 

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of application. This program will be open to medical students nationally. 


For program details and how to apply: