The Leadership Alliance

The Leadership Alliance started as a partnership of 23 institutions that came together in 1992 to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector. Today, this consortium has grown to more than 30 institutions and private industry who have provided research and networking experiences to over 4,000 young scholars.

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs)

UTRAs support various types of projects between Brown students and faculty. While most students collaborate with professors on research during the summer months, they may also apply for grants to support the creation or revision of a course, international projects, and in some cases, research during the academic year.

Basic and Translational Research (BTR)/ Summer 2018

PURPOSE: The BTR trainees are supported by the NIH National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) training grant, T35 HL094308. This grant is in its 8th year of funding and has supported 62 Brown medical students since the start of the grant in 2010.

The overall goal of the grant is to provide medical students with the opportunity to have a mentored research experience under the guidance of Brown University faculty. Designated faculty trainers are the principal investigators for research programs focused on the molecular basis and pathology of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and blood diseases and/or disease outcomes and prevention.

The summer research experience occurs over 9 weeks. In addition to the hands-on research experience, the BTR trainees will attend a weekly seminar series and a bi-weekly journal club. The culmination of the summer will include 15 minute oral presentations and the development of an abstract for a poster presentation.