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Seventy Percent of CMSRU Students Participate in Summer Research

More than 70 percent of the Class of 2017 at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are gaining valuable scholarly experiences, enhancing their skills and exploring novel scientific, clinical and health care delivery theories through the school’s comprehensive Summer Research Program (SRP).  “We had more research opportunities than students to fill them,” says Harry Mazurek, PhD, Associate Dean for Research. "This demonstrates a high level commitment by our clinical and biomedical science faculty to provide valuable learning experiences for our students.”

Students participating in the SRP work closely with biomedical science faculty in CMSRU’s state of the art laboratories, or with physicians at their clinical sites. Areas of study include basic science areas (like genetics, cellular electrophysiology, molecular biology); translational science (behavioral pharmacology, stem cell differentiation) and clinical research in areas such as quality assurance, population health, performance improvement, medical and patient education, disaster planning and hospital finance.  All students receive stipend support for their work. 

Meet a few of the scholars:



“I’m really proud of all the students who applied for summer research, whether it’s on our campus or elsewhere,” said Paul Katz, MD, Dean of CMSRU.  “Our students are bright, civic minded and motivated to further their education and their careers.”

This summer, CMSRU will welcome its third and largest class.  More than 5000 applications were received and 72 students were accepted, bringing enrollment at the school up to 186. CMSRU will continue to gradually increase total enrollment to approximately 400 students.