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Where are they now?

Over 150 undergraduate students from academic colleges and universities across the U.S. have participated in the program since the summer of 1994. The success of the program is clear: 8 former students joined Ph.D. programs in biomedical research, 5 joined M.D. programs, 2 received Master's of Science degrees and one received a Master's of Public Health. Several others are preparing to join Ph.D. and M.D. programs.

News for 2014

SPUR 2013 Fellow Joseph Geraghty was accepted to four different MD/PhD programs in 2014 and has decided to attend the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine for their Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Joseph started his first PhD rotation in a neuroimmunology lab in June and will begin medical school in August. Joseph worked in Dr. Wayne Harding's lab during SPUR 2013. 

Steven Nieto, who was a SPUR 2013 Fellow in Dr. Peter Serrano’s lab, was accepted to three PhD programs in Neuroscience. He has decided to attend the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at the University of Houston beginning in Fall 2014.

News for 2013

Three former program participants were awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships: Shamara Collins (to University of South Florida), Meryl Horn (to University of California - San Francisco), and Aaron Dolar (to University of California-San Francisco). NSF Graduate Fellowship recipients receive a $30,000 annual stipend, plus full tuition and fees, and student health insurance for up to three years.