ATRI Student Summer Research Program
The Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) Summer Research Program at the University of Southern California’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) is an eight-week, full-time, in-person, immersive, mentor-guided summer research training program. Students accepted to the program will work closely with and learn from an internationally renowned, multi-disciplinary team of scientists, researchers, and staff members at ATRI. In addition, students will participate in AD clinical trials focused lecture series, workshops, and team meetings to develop competencies in AD clinical trials research and trials operations, professionalism, effective science communication and presentation skills.
The overarching goal of the program is to increase the number of highly motivated students who are interested in considering a career in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) clinical trials.
Class of 2023
Applications are currently closed. Deadline to apply was January 31, 2024
Students have the opportunity to gain direct experience through two program tracks.
Trials OperationS Track
This track is open to graduate students only. This track aims to introduce graduate students to career opportunities in AD clinical trials operations and further their professional experience. Students will be asked to complete a summer project with their assigned mentor from one of the following functional areas: Biostatistics, Informatics & Data Management, and Recruitment, Engagement & Retention.
Research Development Track
This track is open to undergraduate students, in their Junior and Senior years only. Students will engage in AD clinical trials research under the supervision of a faculty member, learning how to develop and investigate a specific research question in the field of Biostatistics or Recruitment & Retention Science.
Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
Curriculum/Schedule & Logistics
Students of both tracks will be fully integrated into the ATRI network and community, via meetings and other relevant activities. Both tracks will attend all faculty seminars, ATRI Lunch Seminars, and workshops by guest speakers.
Students in both tracks will receive an hourly compensation of $20.00.
Application Process & Program Requirements
Applications are currently closed. Interested students are welcome to contact us for future program dates and/or opportunities.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
- Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
- Additional eligibility criteria for particular student positions are listed inside of the application.
- Only complete applications will be reviewed.
- A complete application will require the following attachments:
- Personal Statement (download prompt here).
- In-person attendance is required for the entirety of the program.
- Students must comply to San Diego County’s COVID-19 and general safety and health regulations.
- The application will not save partially completed sections and will not allow you to make any corrections once submitted.
- Please review all the section descriptions and eligibility criteria carefully before selecting your preference.
- Based on eligibility criteria, you are welcome to select multiple student positions.
- Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline has passed.
- Admission decisions will be released in early April 2024.
Please direct all questions regarding the Program to the Program Coordinator, Maggie Mastrolorenzo (email@example.com).