Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn about Student Research Opportunities?

The web page for the Office of the Associate Dean for Research of the UTRGV School of Medicine provides information on the research interests of individual research faculty members

The South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute lists research opportunities in the STDOI laboratories on its webpage. 

A list of in-house summer research projects available for medical students in 2019 is also available in the web page for the Associate Dean for Research of the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Is there funding available to support student research?

The School of Medicine has limited amount of funding available to support summer research and related travel.  Information about 2019 summer research support is available at in-house summer research projects.

The web page for the Office of the Associate Dean for Research for the UTRGV School of Medicine provides a list of external funding opportunities to support research experiences.

How can I identify a research mentor?

Information about individual researchers in the School of Medicine can be found by reviewing the web pages for the departments, institutes, and centers of the School of Medicine.

Please contact faculty with research project of your choice to make arrangements to perform research in his/her lab.  The Office of the Associate Dean for Research will provide assistance to idently potential mentors.  Please contact Dr. Jay Morrow at SOMScholarly@utrgv.edu

How do I contact students who have taken part in summer research experiences to learn more?

Students who have conducted research are happy to share their experiences.  Summaries of their research projects that have been conducted by UTRGV School of Medicine are available at Summer Research Experience.