American Heart Association - Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program (AHA-USF)

American Heart Association - Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program (AHA-USF)

The Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine American Heart Association - Undergraduate Student Fellowship (AHA-USF) Program in Cardiovascular Disease is supported by a grant from the American Heart Association.

The program provides support for students to spend 10 weeks in a biomedical research laboratory focused on cardiovascular research. The students in the AHA-USF program participate in weekly career development workshops and research seminars, in which students will have the opportunity to interact with basic science researchers and clinical cardiologists.

Penn State College of Medicine is committed to equal opportunity and maximizing our diversity, and thus encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, or persons who represent the first generation in their family to attend college.

Student participants in the American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Fellowship are seen in 2018 with Program Director Dr. Christopher Yengo. The students and Dr. Yengo are pictured outdoors, with a tree behind them and a statue of Penn State's Nittany Lion mascot in front of them.
Student participants in the American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Fellowship are seen in 2018 with Program Director Dr. Christopher Yengo.

Key Dates

  • Early December: Applications open for the following summer.
  • Noon Feb. 15, 2019: Application deadline.
  • May 28, 2019: Start of fellowship.
  • Aug. 1, 2019: Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Aug. 2, 2019: End of fellowship.

Stipend

Interns will receive $4,000 (prior to taxes and rent) for the 10-week summer session.

Housing

Interns invited to participate in the program may elect to live on campus in our housing facilities at an affordable rate. See more information about our housing facilities.

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