Graduate Student Opportunities
Fellowships for Technology-Based Healthcare
Deadline for Priority Consideration: February 1, 2019.
The Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance is pleased to offer its Technology-Based Healthcare Research Fellowship program for University of Illinois graduate students. The fellowship offers two years of support for students conducting research on new technologies and clinical tools aimed at advancing individualized medicine. Areas of interest include high performance computing, big data, software development, imaging, nanotechnology, point-of-care diagnostics, bioinformatics, systems biology, genomics, and tissue engineering. The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, coverage of tuition and select fees, a $5,000 research and travel allowance, and a one-year on-site mentored research opportunity at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
View the complete application details, listed on the UI Graduate College website.
IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic
Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN, has an ongoing summer internship opportunity for Illinois IT students. Specific position and project descriptions focus on the Center For Individualized Medicine (CIM) scientific programs with the goal of discovering and translating research into clinically viable solutions for patients. The internship consists of working on tasks within multiple project areas of the Bioinformatics Systems Unit.
View the job description for summer 2019 internships. Urbana campus students get priority consideration for these internships when applying by December 15, 2018. Students should complete the application form and upload their CV. The CV should include GPA, list completed computer science courses and those currently registered for, and any computer science project experience. Email LeaAnn Carson with any questions.
Computational Genomics Course
This week-long intensive course for biologists and clinicians, organized by the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance, covers the basics of computational genomics while integrating the latest technologies and computational methodologies. University of Illinois faculty teach lectures and lead hands-on laboratory exercises in a variety of subject areas, including genome sequencing and assembly, polymorphism and variant analysis, epigenomics, and visualization for the clinic.
Please visit the Computational Genomics Course website for more information.
During the first two years of enrollment in the Mayo Medical School, students have six weeks of didactic training followed by two weeks of selective courses and programs. The medical school has established various Masters-level programs for students interested in earning a masters degree in addition to their MD. This degree is commonly pursued via the two-week electives, and then one year of concentrated studies inserted between the second and third year of medical school. The Alliance plans to offer MS programs targeted to Medical students in Bioengineering, Informatics, and the Executive MBA at the University of Illinois.