AHA Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences (AHA SURE)

Through a partnership with the American Heart Association, mentored 10-week summer research experiences are available for at least four students. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that have been historically underrepresented in medicine and health sciences as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The AHA SURE Summer Program is an excellent way for undergraduate students to garner a mentored research experience under guided mentorship from experts in the field of cardiovascular and brain research.

Boston University (BU) is committed to accelerating the pathway of individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into science careers. The Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine (Chobanian & Avedisian SOM) was selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) as one of 5 US Medical Schools to participate in a summer research pathway program called  AHA Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences (AHA SURE).

2022 AHA SURE Scholars: Natalie Hampton, Esmeralda Navarro, Bryan Medina, Christopher Buie

AHA BU faculty members awardees will serve as mentors for this program. The program will occur in the broader context of multilevel mentoring available via the BU STARS program, which is out of BU’s Graduate Medical Sciences. The AHA SURE Program will be in-person in 2024.

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.

You cannot save your application once you have started it, so please prepare your answers in advance. A Word version of the application is available here.

Apply Here

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