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RTP Contacts

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Dr. Frank Shewmaker
USRTP Director of Admissions
Department of Pharmacology
Phone: (301) 295-3527

Dr. Rachel Cox
USRTP Co-director of Curriculum
Department of Biochemistry
Phone: (301) 295-9791

Dr. T. John Wu

Co-director of Development
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Phone: (301) 295-9691

Research

USU Summer Research Training Program (USRTP)

The university offers summer internships to local high school students that are interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. The internships are part of a formal annual summer training program that gives students an opportunity to work in a biomedical laboratory and perform hypothesis-driven research.  The internship includes lectures on advanced scientific concepts and a workshop on how to communicate scientific ideas.

We are no longer taking applications for the summer of 2017. We will take applications for the summer of 2018 from December 1st, 2017 to February 2nd, 2018.  If you have questions about the program or your application, please email Dr. Frank Shewmaker (fshewmaker@usuhs.edu).

Participating Faculty

Roopa Biswas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics

Barrington G. Burnett
Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics

Kimberly R. Byrnes
Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics

Kwang H. Choi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Rachel Cox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Regina Day, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Martin Doughty
Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics

Teresa Dunn, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Markos Koutmos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Edward Mitre, M.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunologyy

Prasanna Satpute-Krishnan
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Frank Shewmaker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Jeremy Smyth
Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics

Andrew L. Snow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

T. John Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Xin Xiang
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology