The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program 2.0 provides a hands-on, high-quality research experience during the summer academic break for high school students and educators.
During the 6-week program, held June 21 to July 29, 2021, participants will get the chance to:
- Work with Children’s Mercy faculty on an original research project.
- Develop a research publication for submission in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Learn about clinical and translational research methodology, writing, statistics, medical ethics, and career development.
- Network and learn with other students/educators from across the country.
The STAR Program 2.0 is held at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) and will also collaborate with the STAR Program at Duke University. The CMRI integrates research into healthcare by fostering a partnership among healthcare professionals, researchers, patients and families. Together we are pursuing discoveries to improve the health and well-being of children everywhere. The CMRI is located on the Hospital Hill Campus at 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.