Dr.  Mark Lawson, Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, will be on the UM campus Tuesday, December 4, 2012, to recruit students interested in biomedical research for an internship program.

The Endocrine Society Minority Access Program offers undergraduate students (sophomore or junior standing) from underrepresented minority groups training in top-notch endocrine research labs and professional development activities that are designed to nurture the educational and career growth of future scientists. Successful applicants will conduct research at one of four institutions located in Colorado, Texas, San Diego, and Virginia. Travel and housing costs are covered and participants will receive a $3,500 stipend for the 8-10 week program. More information on the program is available at http://www.endo-society.org/minorityactivities/minority-access-program.cfm.

The internship program is open to students with an interest in biomedical research who have two summers left before their final year (sophomores, transfer students, and others who may have a fifth year as an undergraduate). The program requires a 3.0 GPA, although that requirement may be waived for qualified applicants.

During his visit, Dr. Lawson will also be available to meet with other upper-class students to provide mentoring and career advice and help with identifying summer research opportunities.

Dr. Lawson will be in PFNAC 102 on Tuesday, December 4, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Maria Cole at maria.cole@umontana.edu or 243-5617.