Student Research

Information regarding the 2020 Summer Research Program

5/14/2020: We regret to announce that due to the current situation, the 2020 Summer Research Program has been cancelled.

3/17/2020: In an email to the Class of 2023, reproduced below, Dr. Catherine Demko provided the following information on the upcoming Summer Research Program.

At this time, we will continue to proceed with the summer research program.  Applications are due Monday, April 6th via email to me, and please be sure to copy your mentor on the email.

Be advised that this is subject to change.  If the current guidance and restrictions remain in place beyond mid-May, the program will unfortunately be cancelled.   Acceptance, approval, and funding will all be provisional until the situation is clear.

I know this makes planning for the summer challenging.  We all have to make the best choices we can with the information that is available.  

I encourage you to continue to prepare the best application you can and remain optimistic.  I would very much appreciate knowing who is preparing a project and your mentor, so that I can continue to update you.  I will also place information on the school's student research web page:

Be safe, stay well.  Hope to see you this summer.

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The School of Dental Medicine offers a variety of programs to get students interested and involved in research, from summer programs to dual-degree programs. Reflecting the broad interests of the faculty, research opportunities include basic, clinical, behavioral, epidemiologic, and practice-based topics for both summer research and continued participation throughout student tenure at the school. Students gain in-depth knowledge in a focused area and experience research methodologies first-hand by conducting a study from the first phases of articulating a research question to the synthesis and presentation of study findings. 

Getting Started

Are you a student with a great idea for research but don't know where to start? Apply for the Summer Research Program or search Research Projects to find current projects and faculty mentors. Find funding opportunities, design your research project, and submit to the IRB with help from Research Support. Then, learn how to create a Research Poster and present your research at Professionals Day or the CWRU Research ShowCASE.