Summer interns return!

We are pleased to welcome the 2021 Occupational Health Sciences’ summer interns. It was a difficult decision in 2020, for the first time since beginning this important program, to temporarily pause the program due to the pandemic. Although this summer of 2021 internships are mostly although not exclusively remote, and we were able to make fewer than our normal number of placements, we are thrilled to reopen the program.

This summer we congratulation and welcome:

  • Anika Banister, Reed College – Lim Lab
  • Renee Kozlowski, Tulane University – Wipfli Lab
  • Lauren Lee, Oregon State University – Bowles Lab
  • Kaiyo Shi, Stony Brook University – Mitchell Lab
  • Megan Jones, Oregon State University – Thosar Lab

Occupational Health Sciences’ Summer Student Research Awards are 10 week paid summer internships designed to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical and occupational health research. To be eligible for an Institute-funded award, students must be Oregon residents or attend college in Oregon and be working on their first undergraduate degree. In addition to the unique research project each intern will work on, they will also participate in weekly enrichment opportunities, most to be virtual. This year enrichment activities include a medical school talk from current graduates who were previous Institute staff, library resource webinar, and an MPH degree track talk. The climax for our interns will be sharing their research findings with staff and faculty during a poster session, which this year will be in webinar format.

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences provides unique research opportunities across various basic and applied research areas. Whether studying molecules, cells, organ systems, non-human organisms, or gathering data in the community, students gain valuable experience conducting a specific project aligned with their host faculty member’s research program.
The photos below are from previous years’ intern poster presentations. Visit our webpage to see more photos and previous intern research topics going back to 2006.
2019 Summer Intern Poster Session

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