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The University of Maryland School of Public Health Summer Training and Research (UM STAR) program is designed to provide traditionally under-represented and disadvantaged undergraduate students with 2 consecutive summers of a 10-week research training and career development program to enhance their potential to apply for and complete graduate degrees in biomedical and behavioral science relevant to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. 

UM STAR Summer Program Activities

Faculty Mentoring

Research Laboratory Experience

Monday Research Updates

Wednesday Lunch with Visiting Guests

Friday Journal Club

Friday Research Ethics Training (First Years)

Friday Research Training and Professional Development (Second Years)

Additional Professional Development Activities

Poster and Oral Presentations