Medical Education
2615 East Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
Tel: 559/224-3235

Cara Peracchi Douglas
Public Affairs and Communications
Tel: (559) 243-3606
Fax: (559) 228-6926
Alice Trinkl, News Director
Source: Cara Peracchi Douglas, Director Public Affairs and Communications, UCSF Fresno
E-mail: carapd@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu


January 9, 2002

UCSF Fresno accepting applications for paid high school summer internships



            Do you know a high school junior interested in researching a diseased brain, learning about the human genome study, studying genetics through zebra fish, or mapping genes in plants? If so, be sure that he/she applies for the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program (UCSF Fresno SBI). In its sixteenth year, high school juniors from Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, Tulare and Mariposa counties have participated in the past.  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2002.

Selected students will work with UCSF Fresno faculty from June through August 2002 on a variety of medical and science based research projects ranging from surgery reconstruction to alteration of gene expression to public health. Every participant is awarded a stipend, thanks in part to the generosity of the Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation.

In the past 16 years, more than 120 students have participated in UCSF Fresnoís SBI program. In addition to conducting research projects, SBI students visit UCSF in San Francisco and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and observe surgery and tour University Medical Centerís level-one trauma and emergency departments.

The selection process begins in March and is based on academic merit, questionnaire responses and teachersí letters of recommendation. To obtain an application, log on to UCSF Fresnoís Web site at www.fresno.ucsf.edu/ospr/sbi.htm, or contact Sharon Hutchinson, program administrator, at (559) 243-3607. Mail completed applications to UCSF Fresno, OSPR, 2615 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703.