Our Summer Research Program is open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of three tracks. During this eight-week program, students work with a mentor, engage in research, attend workshops and seminars led by experts, and gain the opportunity to grow academically in a diverse environment.

The application period for the 2024 Summer Research Program tracks are now closed.

Program Tracks

Select a track to learn more.

Students gain knowledge, conduct real-world practice and research, receive career counseling and build a network of colleagues while collaborating with public health, global health and pediatric faculty, St. Louis community professionals, and each other.

Through this track, students learn about three neurological conditions and diseases that often interplay with the aging process: stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. Participants work in research labs and centers focused on these issues.

Students in our new SummeR reseArch DIversity ProgrAm iN Cardiovascular Disease & HEmatology (RADIANCE) track learn about the broad scope of heart and blood disorders and their interdisciplinary and multidimensional impact.

Hear from our students

Hear about what past students have learned and experienced during their time in the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program by reading their blog posts.

The Summer Research Program is supported by the Institute for Public Health and its Global Health Center and Friedman Center for Aging; the Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital; the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health; and the National Health, Lung and Blood Institute.