Undergraduate Students

2014 Program Schedule

Key Dates

Date Time Location Event
June 15 All University of Washington Travel and check-in at UW dorms between 2 – 5 pm.
June 16 9 am – Noon Arnold, M1-A303/305 Program orientation, including submission of new employee paperwork, campus tour, lunch.
June 30 - July 2 Reference intern check-in schedule

Meetings with Katie: Hutchinson, C2-025

Meetings with Julian: Thomas, D2-109

Informal check-in meeting with either Drs. Katie Peichel or Julian Simon.
July 8 5 pm   Email draft personal statement and resume to peer-review group.
July 22 5 pm   Optional: Email second draft of personal statement and resume for review among program staff to Jennifer: janderso@fhcrc.org
Aug. 12 Before 5 pm   Submit posters to Computer Graphics department for printing at: graphics@fhcrc.org.  Pick-up in M1-A405.
Aug. 13 Before 5 pm   Submit FINAL personal statement, resume, abstract, poster, and program evaluation to Stephanie Louie: slouie@fhcrc.org
Aug. 14 9 am - 2 pm

Arnold, M1-A403

Poster presentation practice session.  Sign up for preferred 10-minute practice session.
Aug. 15 2 pm – 4 pm Arnold, M1-A303/305/307 Competitive poster session. Last working day.

Scheduled Events

Date Time Location Speaker Topic
Professional Development Workshops
June 24                     Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Jennifer Anderson 
(Public Health Sciences)

How to write a personal statement for graduate or medical school
July 1 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Dr. Michael Emerman
(Human Biology)

How to successfully apply to graduate school
July 8 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Dr. Steve Pergam
(Vaccine and Infectious Disease)

How to successfully apply to medical school
July 15 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07


In-person peer-review group meeting
July 22 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07 Dr. Julian Simon 
(Clinical Research / Human Biology)
How to write an abstract
July 29 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07 Dr. Katie Peichel 
(Human Biology / Basic Sciences)
How to prepare and present a scientific poster
Aug. 5 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Dr. Julian Simon 
(Clinical Research / Human Biology)

Preparing a resume for graduate/medical school versus preparing a resume/cover letter for employment in the research sector
Research Seminars
June 20 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Dr. Jim Olson
(Clinical Research)

Next generation peptide drugs based on blueprints from nature
June 27 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07 Dr. Jesse Bloom
(Basic Sciences / Public Health Sciences)
Constraints on influenza evolution
July 11 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07 Dr. Sue Biggins 
(Basic Sciences)
How do cells get the right chromosomes?
July 18 Noon–1 pm Arnold. M1-A305/07

Dr. Fred Appelbaum
(Director's Office / Clinical Research)

Recent advances and remaining challenges in bone marrow transplantation
July 25 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305-07

Dr. David Fredricks
(Vaccine and Infectious Disease)

The human microbiome
Aug. 1 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Dr. Marian Neuhouser
(Public Health Sciences)

Nutrition and cancer prevention: the world is our laboratory
Aug. 8 Noon–1 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07

Dr.Cecilia Moens
(Basic Sciences)

Using the zebrafish to discover how the vertebrate brain forms during early embryo development
June 19 5:45 pm Arnold, M1-A305/07 Noah Espinoza
(Public Health Sciences)

How to Maximize your Participation in SURP:  Research Experience and Beyond

During this panel presentation, SURP alumni will share lessons learned and other advice to help attendees capitalize on their participation in SURP and take advantage of the many amenities that FHCRC has to offer

July 2 5:45 pm

Emperor of All Maladies: Thomas, D1-080;

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Thomas, D1-084

Dr. Katie Peichel
(Human Biology/ Basic Sciences)

Jennifer Anderson (Public Health Sciences)

Please read one of these two books:The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and prepare three questions that you will use to facilitate critical discussion within the group.  You are expected to actively engage with group members regarding the book that you choose to read.
July 17 5:45 pm

Arnold, M1-A303/05/07

Dr. Steve Pergam (Vaccine and Infectious Disease) 

Dr. Katie Peichel
(Human Biology / Basic Sciences)

Advice and Insight: Perspectives About Successful Admission to Medical and Graduate School

Using a speed-dating format, attendees will have an opportunity to interact with first- and second-year medical students, MD/PhD trainees, and graduate students, who will offer their perspective and advice in response to questions about their experience seeking admission to medical or graduate school.

Social Activities
June 25 5 pm meet / 7:10 pm start Safeco Field
  Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox 
(itinerary to be provided as a separate attachment). The first 20,000 fans get "a sporty pair of Mariners socks!!"
July 13 11 am; and 12:30 pm Theo Chocolate Factory
  Theo Chocolate Factory Tour / Fremont Sunday Market Excursion (itinerary to be provided as a separate attachment)
July 27 11:25 am ferry departure Colman Dock
(Pier 52)
  Bainbridge Island Ferry Excursion, including  Mora Iced Creamery 
(itinerary to be provided as a separate attachment).