Sara Brown ’10 and Matthew Lin ’11 have received summer undergraduate internships in the Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
The program is sponsored by a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award to the university from the National Institutes of Health.
The internships, which provide students with a $2,200 stipend, provide a substantial, mentored experience in translational and clinical approaches to understanding a disease and developing effective therapeutic responses.
The internships consist of research on a project of interest developed in consultation between the student and mentor, which addresses a specific and meaningful question based on current insights relevant to the disease and therapy. The projects that Brown and Lin will participate in have yet to be determined.
Brown, a chemistry major at Franklin & Marshall, said she is eager to get into a lab and begin working. “Last summer I had the opportunity to do research with Professor Marcus Thomsen as a Hackman scholar. I really enjoyed working in the lab and am eager to participate in the Penn internship, which combines laboratory and clinical research.”
“By having the opportunity to contribute to a project that underscores the interface between laboratory and clinical work, I hope to gain a better understanding of the etiology of disease and how research discoveries are translated into practical applications,” said Lin, who is majoring in biology at Franklin & Marshall. “For me, this experience is a great way to apply the lessons I learned at F&M, from basic lab skills to a strong work ethic.”
The internships are available to students from Franklin & Marshall, the University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln University, as well as Bryn Mawr and Haverford colleges.