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Summer Fellowships

Veterinary Students

photo: Students at the TNPRC

The Veterinary Fellowship Program is offered to students enrolled in a professional veterinary curriculum and who have completed at least the first year of veterinary medical education. Students will gain experience in clinical veterinary medicine. Opportunities will be available to observe first-hand the duties and responsibilities of clinical veterinarians, veterinary pathologists and research scientists in a large biomedical research facility employing nonhuman primates as models of human disease. In addition, the Division of Comparative Pathology at the TNPRC provides these students with instruction in pathological findings of spontaneous and experimental disease in nonhuman primates.

The Veterinary Fellowship Program for Veterinary Students is offered during the months of June, July and August at the Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, Louisiana.

Participants have the opportunity to explore research-oriented careers in clinical and experimental veterinary medicine, anatomic and clinical pathology and/ or laboratory-based research. Most students choose to work in either the Division of Veterinary Medicine or in the Division of Comparative Pathology, but additional opportunities exist in other research divisions. Students will be exposed to all aspects of veterinary medicine in the research environment including regulatory compliance, colony health surveillance, provision of research support, and nonhuman primate medicine, surgery, and pathology. Participants are required to present case reports or results of their research project at the End of Summer Research Symposium.

To apply, please send an outline of your career goals, curriculum vitae, an official transcript and two letters of recommendation from faculty members of your school to:

Veterinary Fellowship Program
Attention: Pyone Pyone Aye, DVM, PhD
Tulane National Primate Research Center
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433

E-mail: paye@tulane.edu

Application deadline is February 1 of each year.

A successful candidate will receive $14.56 per hour, based on a 37.5 hour week, for a maximum of three months.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Public transportation is not available in the area.

Undergraduates

The Undergraduate Fellowship Program is offered to pre-baccalaureate students who are currently enrolled in a college-level educational institution and who are interested in biomedical research as a possible career choice. The Undergraduate Fellowship Program entails one-on-one mentored participation in a research project. This is an annual three-month summer program. A small stipend is offered.

Applications for the program are accepted in the winter of the year preceding the summer start date.

The Undergraduate Fellowship Program for pre-baccalaureate students interested in a biomedical research experience will be offered during the months of June, July and August. Positions will be available in each of the following five Divisions of the TNPRC: Bacteriology & Parasitology, Comparative Pathology, Regenerative Medicine, Immunology, Microbiology, as well as in the Division of Veterinary Medicine's Environmental Enrichment Unit.

To be eligible for the Undergraduate Fellowship Program a student must have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework in biology or a biomedical related field. All applicants must currently be undergraduate or graduate students in good standing and be strongly motivated to participate in on-going research projects at the TNPRC. Participants will have an opportunity to present their research at the End-of-Summer Research Symposium.

Candidates interested in applying for this Program should send a letter containing an outline of their career goals, curriculum vitae, an official transcript or record of their academic achievements and two letters of recommendation from faculty of their college or university to:

Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Attention: Pyone Pyone Aye, DVM, PhD
Tulane National Primate Research Center
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433

E-mail: paye@tulane.edu

Application deadline is February 1 of each year.

A successful candidate will receive $10.01 per hour, based on 37.5 hour week, for a maximum of three months.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Public transportation is not available in the area.

The TNPRC is a division of Tulane University (985) 871-6201 tnprc@tulane.edu