Camps and Internships
The NIH NIDDK Short-term Education Program for Under-represented Persons (STEP-UP) was created by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 1995. The purpose of STEP-UP is to encourage students from under-represented ethnic minority backgrounds to enter the career fields of medicine and biomedical research. The Alaska STEP-UP program is coordinated by the WWAMI School of Medicine at the University of Alaska Anchorage and takes place on the UAA campus.
Each Alaska STEP-UP student develops and completes a research topic under the mentorship of a UAA researcher. STEP-UP students also take part in some coursework and social activities with participants in the concurrently-run Della Keats program. At the end of the program, STEP-UP participants are flown to Washington, DC to present their project results and to participate in a project competition at the NIH national research conference. Alaskan high school students from under-represented ethnic minority backgrounds, who are currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade, are eligible to apply.
Program dates for 2013: 10 weeks from June to mid-August
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
For more information, contact:
Dr. Ian van Tets, Director
UAA WWAMI School of Medicine Education
3211 Providence Drive, HSB 301
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-4705
Fax: (907) 786-4700
This page was last updated by Janice Troyer on January 30, 2013