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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Hugh Edmondson Research Internship

The Hugh Edmondson Summer Research Internship Program provides a unique research opportunity for motivated undergraduate college students who have demonstrated a strong interest in research in the health sciences. The internship program offers research opportunities under the supervision and mentorship of pathology faculty in various pathology laboratories located at the UC Davis campus or at the medical center/health sciences campus in Sacramento.  In addition to research activities, the program offers weekly lectures and problem-based-learning exercises that promote investigative and critical thinking.

The goals of the Edmondson Summer Research Internship Program are to:

  • Provide interns with knowledge and skills in a research environment to instill love for science and foster lifelong leaning experiences
  • Promote new scientific research technologies that aid in patient diagnosis
  • Promote professionalism, honesty, integrity, compassion, leadership, and respect for academic excellence and community services

Edmondson Fellows 2014  
 

“I worked with Pathology Assistant Professor NamTran and UC Davis Medical Center’s burn unit faculty and staff to assess a new FDA-approved device to detect sepsis and the presence of genes that enable bacteria to resist antibiotic treatment.  As a microbiology major, my previous work has been in the lab, so this was the first time that I’ve had the chance to be in the clinic, collecting patient data and seeing how physicians make decisions based on patients’ vital signs and blood test results,” he said. It’s information that you can’t learn in school. It’s also rewarding to be a part of the research team with specific responsibilities and to evaluate the results of data that I’ve been collecting for the past two months.”
 -- Joseph Pansius, Senior, Arizona State University; 2014 Edmondson Intern 

“The internship at UC Davis gave me much more hands-on experience in conducting research.  I identified new contrast agents and learned how to operate a micro CT scanner to evaluate the images obtained using the new agents. I also learned to be flexible and make adjustments to the research protocol based on unexpected events and outcomes.”
 -- Ivelisse Dyson, Junior, Pace University; 2014 Edmondson Intern