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Summer Student Research

The Pediatric Newborn Medicine Summer Student Research Program provides undergraduate college students with eight weeks of intensive and fulfilling research experience. Our dedicated team of Neonatologists, Pediatricians, Researchers, and NICU Specialists offer one-on-one mentorship to students in a variety of topics within the field of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine. Students will be appropriately matched to mentors based on their research interests and experience (if any) to ensure a rewarding and professionally stimulating experience. Space is limited and applications must be completed by the deadline below to be considered for selection. The program will be in-person at Brigham and Women's Hospital for the summer of 2022. Students are expected to be available throughout the entire duration of the program from Monday through Friday each week.

Course Directors

For general inquiries, please contact Kelby Enos, Program Coordinator.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Applications Open: January 3, 2022
  • Applications Close: February 1, 2022
  • Decisions Announced: March 4, 2022
  • Program Dates: June 6, 2022 – July 29, 2022

Application Information


The Pediatric Newborn Medicine Summer Student Research Program aims to admit highly motivated students with an interest in research and its applications to healthcare, academic medicine, and related fields. In accordance with Brigham and Women’s Hospital policies, participants are required to be medically cleared by our Occupational Health Services, which consists of health screening, as well as adherence to the mandatory MGB COVID-19 vaccination policy and flu policy. No prior research experience is required. Students of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. All students must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate student (as of Fall 2022)
  • Proven interest in Research, Academic Medicine, or related fields
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted from January 3, 2022 through February 1, 2022. All required Application Materials must be received by February 1, 2022 at 5PM EST.

Submit the following application materials here by the application deadline:

  • CV
  • A personal statement (one page maximum)
  • Unofficial university transcript
  • 1-2 references (name, e-mail, telephone number, and relationship to applicant)
    • Letter of Recommendation is not required

Please contact Kelby Enos, Program Coordinator with any questions.

Previous Research Projects

  • Impact of antioxidant juice intake on brain injury in growth restricted infants
  • Late Onset Oxygen Requirement Following Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Parenting Involvement and Barriers to Visitation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutritional Intake and Body Composition in Premature Infants
  • Neurodevelopment of Auditory Cortex in Preterm Infants
  • Human Milk Fortifier and Metabolic Acidosis

Reviews from Former Students

"I would definitely recommend this program to other students interested in research in the area of neonatology and development. I learned so much over the eight weeks of the program. There is a great balance of project work and faculty lectures. I also really appreciated the mentorship I found in the program to help guide my plans for the future." – Class of 2021

“This program has allowed me to explore not only research, but also the specialty of neonatology at a deeper level. The opportunity to become the expert on a particular area of neonatal research is invaluable to me. I have learned extensively about topics I did not even know existed and contributed to the research that furthers them. “ – Class of 2018

“I loved being able to meet and work with physicians and researchers, and I learned so many new things through research and asking questions. I am also very grateful for this program because my mentor asked me to stay and work during the fall semester as well, so I am excited that I get to continue seeing our project through.” – Class of 2018

“It was a dream come true to be there. I loved the program and would recommend it to others. To meet the people that I did, shadow the doctors that I did, and do the research that I did made it a truly priceless experience.” – Class of 2017

“Before entering this program I didn’t really know which career path I wanted to pursue, but the experiences I have had and the people I met at the Brigham have inspired me to pursue a career in healthcare.” – Class of 2016


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