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SUMR 16 at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Jul. 11, 2016
The journey of the University of Pennsylvania 2016 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) class to the AcademyHealth Annual Research meeting in Boston began at Philadelphia's 30th Street train station. Above, the scholars gather in front of the Art Deco station's largest piece of artwork -- the massive "Spirit of Transportation" created in 1895 by Austrian-American sculptor Karl Bitter. Depicting the procession of transportation technology as viewed from the 1890s, it starts with a wooden-wheeled conestoga wagon, proceeds through ornate Victorian carriages and ends with a clutch of...

SUMR 16 at National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Conference

Jul. 10, 2016
BOSTON -- The 22nd annual National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Conference took place in tandem with the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting at the Sheraton Hotel/Hynes Convention Center here. NRSA is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) program that provides training, grants and other supports to undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows in the health services research field. This year's day-long NRSA event was attended by 19 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars from the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis...

Penn SUMR Scholars Arrive at Boston AcademyHealth Research Meeting

Jul. 5, 2016
BOSTON, Mass -- Nineteen University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars arrived at the 2016 AcademyHealth Research Meeting (ARM) here this morning to continue their summer-long integration into the health services research community. The three-month long LDI SUMR program is aimed at undergraduates who are interested in exploring potential careers in the field of health services research. It pairs each undergraduate with a Penn faculty member in a research project. One purpose of the 16-year-old program is to...

SUMR 16 Bus Trip Around Historic Philadelphia

Jun. 21, 2016
Along with attending lectures by top academic scientists and working on real health services research projects for three months, scholars in the University of Pennsylvania's Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program also enjoy trips to local cultural and historical sites. The outings are designed to foster collegial comaraderie and the sort of bonding that creates useful career-long relationships. The first trip of the 2016 SUMR program was a bus tour and visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (above) and included both SUMR scholars and scholars from the Wharton Summer Program...