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Student to present sickle cell research at Experimental Biology Conference
Student Spotlight
Smith Agyingi, fourth-year biomedical sciences



CHST is accepting applications for the 2016 CHST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CHST SURF).

Students accepted into the program are awarded a $3,500 stipend to work on a targeted research project for 10 weeks. As part of the application process, students need to identify a faculty mentor to assist with the research design and provide overall oversight. Past summer fellows are eligible to apply for this year’s program. A limited number of stipends will be available this year.

Before you submit your application, you should discuss your project with your mentor and any other adviser(s) who will be helping you plan or complete your project. Your application and proposal should be written by you to demonstrate understanding of the project, mastery of the material, and ability to produce professional work. CHST SURF Proposal and Mentor forms linked below.

To apply for the CHST SURF program email completed proposal and mentor recommendation to Dr. Bolaji Thomas

CHST SURF Proposal Form to Dr. Bolaji Thomas, by Friday, February 26, 2016
CHST SURF Mentor Recommendation Form to Dr. Bolaji Thomas, by Friday, February 26, 2016
• Student/Mentor Notification will occur by Thursday, March 31, 2016

All materials including the mentor recommendation must be submitted to Dr. Bolaji Thomas, by Friday, February 26.


Fulbright Student 2015

CHST Biomed graduating senior, Kaylin Beiter, has been awarded a very prestigious Fulbright fellowship to conduct a research project on HIV in Senegal for the next year. Kaylin was honored at a reception with the Provost.

Ms. Beiter will be working with Dr. Coumba Toure Kane at Dantec  Hospital in Dakar to study how HIV medication adherence struggles and drug resistance are leading to a growing degree of HIV viral diversity. This greater understanding could lead to more effective strategies for eliminating HIV.


Check out what a collaboration between RIT, RRH, & the Idea Lab looks like:

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