The American Heart Association undergraduate student fellowship aims to encourage students from all disciplines to consider research careers.
This institutional training program targets undergraduate college students with the goal to perform cardiovascular-related research. Cutting-edge therapies require modern technology as well as dedicated and innovative researchers. Housed in the UW-Madison Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), the program has five faculty sponsors who are not only experts in the field but all have a solid track record of producing successful scientists.
Collaboratively, we will provide a 10-week training experience for five undergraduate trainees in laboratories that address diseases including:
- cardiac arrhythmia
- heart failure
- myocardial regeneration
- peripheral vascular disease
- valvular disease
On the last day of the training period, we will celebrate trainees’ completion of the program with a “mini symposium.” All student trainees, their sponsors, and the graduate students and/or postdocs who mentored student trainees will gather to recognize trainees’ achievement through their presentations.