Two graduated seniors in SCRMC scientists’ labs won National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholarships in May 2016. The scholarships are a rare honor for students pursuing doctorates in biomedical research. Only 200 individuals have taken part in the program since its founding in 2001.
The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job-related, or undergraduate research programs.