Summer Research Fellowship
Building on the knowledge gained during the first year of medical school, many students conduct research over the summer, working with prestigious researchers across the country, through the summer research fellowship program. Research topics include investigating the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular health, researching substance abuse and post-traumatic disorder among veterans, and launching a radiologic imaging website for the School of Medicine.
The students work alongside experts from Quinnipiac and other renowned universities and organizations, including Johns Hopkins Bayview Vascular and Endovascular Research Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Summer research fellowships are available during the interval between the first and second years of the curriculum. Students must apply to be part of this selective program. The summer research experience also includes a seminar series involving invited speakers, faculty and students. It culminates with student poster presentations of their research during the fall semester. Publication and presentation of findings are encouraged. Participating students receive a stipend for the eight-week research experience.
The University has several research partners:
- Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
- Hartford Hospital
- Weitzman Quality Institute of Community Health Center