In addition to integrating evidence based practice into our curriculum, and offering research assistant positions, fellowships and residencies, National University looks for unique opportunities to involve it students in research.
For example, over the last four years, several select National University students participated in mentored research opportunities funded by a portion of an important grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The Student Mentored Research Programs took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The programs were one semester in length and consisted of didactic and mentored research parts. Students worked part-time in the laboratory (or on a clinical trial or epidemiological study) of an active scientist at UIC or at an approved affiliated center of the UIC School of Public Health.
During the year following the mentored research experience, student participants attended a scientific conference. The participants were encouraged to submit an abstract, under the direction of their mentor, to present work performed during their mentored research experience. They were also required to present a summary of their mentored research experience during an intern (for students) or faculty in-service.