The Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science (RITMS) is renowned for establishing state-of-the-art clinical and research programs that translate discoveries into new therapeutics for patients with disease that also includes orphan diseases such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Castleman disease, and Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome. Further, the RITMS provides unique opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research and clinical education and training.

The program is interdisciplinary by nature and multicentric using fundamental and clinical science expertise from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, Surgery, Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine.

Summer Research Program

RITMS Summer Research Program, creating the next generation of great young scientists.

This summer educational program is a unique opportunity for high school and college students who are contemplating a career in science/medicine and intend to pursue graduate or medical school training for advanced degrees. 

For high school students making decisions about college, the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science Summer Research Program can provide you with invaluable insight into how science is done. This experience can help you to decide what type of college you wish to attend (small, large, research-oriented), aid in the college selection process, and strengthen your college application.

For college students contemplating careers in science, the RITMS Summer Research Program can be a very important part of your graduate school application package.  Most advanced science-related degree programs require prior research experience to be considered for admission.

Upon acceptance into this program, you will have the opportunity to participate in laboratory science, be a member of a research team, participate in experiment planning and analyses sessions, perform experiments, and present your results.  You will learn firsthand how top tier biomedical science is accomplished, providing you insight into a career in science.

Program Highlights


High School Applicants

Undergraduate Applicants

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted from November 1st to February 1st. Prospective candidate's application must be postmarked or faxed no later than February 1st.

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