2017 SUMR Research Symposium

2017 SUMR Research Symposium

LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Scholar Program

The three-month 2017 LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Scholar Program will end with a three-day SUMR Symposium on August 16, 17 and 18 in LDI's auditorium.

The event spotlights each of the students as well as their faculty mentors as each young scholar gives a presentation about his or her mentor-directed research work. The sessions, which offer food and refreshments each day, are open to all.

Wednesday, Aug. 16th's session runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday's from 9 a.m. to noon; and Fridays's from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The symposium closes the 17th annual SUMR program that brought twenty students from schools including Howard, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Swarthmore, Penn and Rutgers to the Penn campus for an immersive experience in health services research.

Each student participated in a real research project directed by a Penn faculty member - these ranged from the evaluation of the effectiveness of one-on-one peer mentoring in improving the glucose control of diabetic veterans; to disparities in minimally invasive surgery used in minority populations; to the racial and socioeconomic disparities in colorectal cancer-related mortality.