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LMU-CVM Student Research Opportunities

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There are a number of opportunities for veterinary students to participate in research at LMU-CVM.

Student Research Assistants (SRA):  Call for applications for SRA is sent to principal Investigators (PI) early in the Fall and Spring semesters.  Since these applications are submitted by PIs, interested students are encouraged to contact PI of the project of their interest, at the beginning of each semester.  Veterinary students are eligible to work as an SRA on research projects on campus and earn a stipend of $400 for completing a minimum of 40 hrs of work during the semester.  Students will gain research experience, present their research at the CVM Annual Research Day and depending on their contribution, be a co-author on the resulting publication. For more information, email Ashutosh.Verma@lmunet.edu.

Student Research Volunteers (SRV):  Student research volunteers have no specified time commitment to a project and will not receive any stipend.  This is aimed at giving students some experience of working in a research setting and giving them an opportunity to find out if they like working in a research lab.

Vidya Research Award (VRA): VRA is open to DVM students who are interested in participating in veterinary research at LMU-CVM.  Two awards will be offered in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester.  Interested students will identify an ongoing research project, complete the application and submit to Dr. Jason Johnson (Jason.Johnson02@lmunet.edu).  Selected students will be expected to work on a project for at least 40 hours and on successful completion of their research duties, receive a stipend of $500.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Dr. Jason Johnson.

Student Opportunities @ CDC

  • Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JrCOSTEP)
    • Overview: Are you looking for an opportunity to meet leaders in public health, gain valuable professional experience, and be paid for your work while you complete your health-related education? Students participating in JRCOSTEP work in the same exciting Federal agencies and programs as active duty Commissioned Corps officers. Typical assignments vary from 31 to 120 days during official school breaks. Applicants are accepted from a variety of fields, including environmental health, pharmacy, engineering, and nursing [and veterinarians]. Qualifications link
  • Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SrCOSTEP)
    • Overview: Are you looking for financial assistance to complete your education for a public health career? This highly competitive program is available to full-time students about to begin their final year of academic study or professional training. Those selected for the program will become Commissioned officers in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and receive full pay and benefits of an active duty officer for up to 12 months just for finishing their education and training. In return for financial assistance, SRCOSTEP participants agree to work for the USPHS sponsoring agency as a Commissioned Corps officer immediately after graduation. The service obligation is equal to twice the time sponsored. For example, for nine months of financial support a SRCOSTEP participant commits to 18 months of employment with the division or organization that provided the support as a Commissioned Corps officer. To continue in a career as a USPHS Commissioned officer, SRCOSTEP participants must concurrently complete a 24-month obligation upon graduation. Qualifications link.