School of Pharmacy - Rutgers University
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy announces the 2013
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The program is
intended for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a research career in
the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students are provided with an
opportunity to conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and
Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry,
Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy. The SURF program is open to
undergraduate students currently enrolled at a university in the United States.
Previous experience performing independent laboratory or clinical research is
not required. Students should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time of
This 10-week program will run May 20 through July 26, 2013
and provides a $2,800 stipend. Students must be available for the entire
10-week period. Training includes hands-on research conducted in the laboratories
or clinical practices of faculty members, round table discussions of research
progress, and seminars on research careers and activities of the faculty.
Students also participate in career development workshops. At the end of the
fellowship, each student will provide a brief oral presentation on his or her
summer research project.
To apply to the Summer Research Fellowship Program, the
following items are required:
College transcripts (current and previously attended
Letter(s) of recommendation (only 1 letter is required)
Applications must be typed and submitted in a single
envelope. Letter(s) of recommendation should be in sealed envelopes and
included in the envelope with the completed application form, transcripts, and personal
statement. All application materials must be received/postmarked by February 6, 2013. Only complete applications will be
Students are responsible for finding local housing for
the 10-week duration of the SURF program.
Additional funding for room and board is not available. All questions
concerning summer housing should be directed to the Residence Life Assignments
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (732)
For further information, please contact Dr. Debra Laskin
by email at email@example.com
or Dr. Lauren Aleksunes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students selected for the program will begin to be notified March 8, 2013. Students will have 1 week to notify
the Program of their intent to participate. Notifications of selected students
will be made through April 1, 2013. Students who are not selected will be
notified by April 8, 2013.
Note: Pharmacy students selected for the SURF program will be placed into Cycle III for their pharmacy practice experience.
Send completed applications to:
Ms. Cindy Olexsa
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
160 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
The SURF Program at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is financially supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(1R25ES020721), the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
, the Society of Toxicology
, the UMDNJ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
, and the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.
General Research Areas
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences: neurotoxicology; immunology; inflammatory mechanisms of tissue injury; kidney injury; role of extracellular matrix in development and disease pathology; wound healing; nitric oxide biology; pulmonary toxicology, developmental toxicology; environmental health sciences
Medicinal Chemistry: design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitors and prodrugs; synthetic organic chemistry, structure activity relationships, medicinal chemistry
Pharmaceutics: design, development and evaluation of drug delivery systems; biopharmaceutics (drug formulation, drug transport); pharmacokinetics
Chemical Biology: cancer biology and prevention; regulation of tumor cell growth and differentiation
Pharmacy Practice: clinical studies; diabetes, hypertension, and medication therapy management