Please familiarize yourself with the following links prior to your arrival at the program site where you will be participating. You will receive a checklist of items from the program administrator that you should have completed by May 1.
The following links provide important information that will become relevant as the program progresses. Please refer to these pages as necessary throughout the summer.
Please keep your original receipts for expenses such as supplies, copies, printing, incidentals, etc. You will be reimbursed for these purchases from the $200 materials allowance (maximum per student). Upon completion of the program you will need to submit the original receipts to the program administrator. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks from the time you send your receipts for payment to arrive at your home address.
All students participating in the MSTAR program over the summer will present a ~10 minute oral presentation of their research at an event scheduled by their site. The presentations usually occur at the end of July. Students are instructed how to develop and present an oral presentation during the seminar series.Download sample oral presentation 1
All students are required to write a research abstract. Mentors assist students in writing the abstract and students will be given resources to guide the writing process as well as a lecture on writing a scientific research paper. This abstract must be submitted before your last day in the program.
Please acknowledge the MSTAR program when you are presenting your work including but not limited to submitting an abstract or a manuscript.
This research was funded by The Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program, the National Institute on Aging (T35AG026736), the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Lillian R. Gleitsman Foundation.