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Over Fifty Students will participate in the BREP'S 2008 Summer Internships

Summer Interships 2008

The Biomedical Research Education Program of Puerto Rico (BREP-PR), a federally funded program supported by a SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) award from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be sponsoring its 5th and 6th Biomedical Summer Internship during June 2008. This year the Program received over a 120 applications, a record breaking number of students who wished to participate in this special event. Because of the popularity and demand, the Program will be hosting two internships during the summer. A total of fifty-four (54) students from schools within the Island will participate in the internships. Students were selected based on the recommendations of their science teachers and on a "first come, first served" basis.

The 2008 Summer Internship will consist of conferences, a visit to the Institute of Forensic Sciences, participation in a Diabetes Clinic, informal talks and interactive laboratory workshops. Researchers and graduate students from the Medical Sciences Campus, as well as science teachers will collaborate in these activities. Topics to be discussed include: laboratory security; scientific method, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), light and electron transmission microscopy, current research in HIV, research in the biomedical fields and the importance of research involving animals and humans in the biomedical field.

At the conclusion of the Internship, the students will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Dr. Emma Fernandez-Repollet, Principal Investigator of BREP and Vice President for Research and Technology of the University of Puerto Rico.

Since 2003, over ninety two (92) students have benefited from this unique experience. Through these special summer activities the program expects to promote the interest of Puerto Rican students in a biomedical research career, especially in areas related to the diseases that affect the Puerto Rican population.

Summer Internship 2008

June 2-6, 2008

Summer Internship 2008

June 16-20, 2008