The Undergraduate Research Education Program has been fostering the future careers of scientists, physicians, and educators since 1982. This
eminently successful program has successfully trained 229 students from 38 colleges and universities. Student participants are provided "hands-on"
research experience in ongoing biomedical research that serves a worthy purpose.
192 graduates of the program (84%) have pursued careers in science, medicine, and education. The program has positively impacted the availability of
physicians in the medically underserved counties surrounding Wood Hudson in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
163 student participants (71%) have continued their education in post-graduate programs. Students gain valuable research experience working with highly
trained, professional scientists. Participation in journal clubs develops critical thinking skills. Students attend scientific lectures presented by professional
scientists and are required to prepare their own presentations based on their own research data. Select students present research data at regional and
national meetings of scientists.
121 former students (53%) have earned Doctoral Degrees after successful completion of the program. This program enhances opportunities for women in
science and medicine. For example, only 25% of Doctoral Degrees in Kentucky are earned by women, but in contrast, 51% of Doctoral Degrees earned
by Undergraduate Research Education participants are earned by women.
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Working towards the conquest of cancer through research since 1981.
(Photo on left) University of Kentucky student John Wehry analyzes a microscopic slide
while Xavier University student Mary Wiechart observes.
Xavier University students Kevin Murray and Mary Wiechart will prepare their senior
honors thesis based on Wood Hudson research and mentoring. Kevin won 1st place in
Biochemistry and Physiology at the 2010 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting
held at Western Kentucky University.
Undergraduate Research Education Program students will apply to present research data
at the 2011 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting held at Murray State
Students Receive College Credit & Present Research Data