Science in the Summer


Publication Date: 8/4/2008

Since its inception in 2001 the Rhodes St. Jude Summer Plus Program  has grown from 6 to 9 new participants each year as the St Jude researchers clamor for more Rhodes fellows. 

Now other highly regarded medical facilities have begun offering Rhodes students similar research fellowships. Among them are two University of Tennessee programs—the Center for Excellence in Neuroscience and the Neurosurgery Department—and the InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute.

“Each program is unique,” explains Robert Strandburg, Dean of Curriculum at Rhodes and the campus liaison to all of the programs. “While all address cutting edge issues in biomedical science, they range in focus from basic laboratory work to clinical and translational research. All give our students unrivaled experiences and mentoring that will be invaluable to them as they pursue opportunities to continue their studies in graduate programs and medical school.”