Student Research

Information regarding the 2021 Summer Research Program

March 29, 2021

There will be a 2021 summer research program with several modified parameters. Because students have summer obligations with dates not yet fully finalized, the program will have the following components:

  • At this time, funding is not guaranteed. There will be a handful of small stipends ($500), but there is no availability for travel reimbursement. 
  • There will still be an application process and several virtual 1-hr seminars about research and the IRB.
  • Applications should be submitted by May 1; sooner is better. The timeline for the project will be more flexible.
  • The projects must be COVID compliant; the most likely projects to consider will be lab-based work, anonymous surveys, secondary data analysis; a chart review only if the mentor has a currently active IRB to which you would be added. 
  • You must complete the human subjects training (online and free – takes several hours) and fill out a conflict of interest form for any human subjects project.
  • The new process for selecting representatives for national meetings (funded travel) will be a Fall (October, 2021) Professional’s Day program.

On Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday April 7, there will be a Zoom meeting at 12noon to provide details and answer questions.  A link will be made available.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Demko.

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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.