Research and Internship Opportunities

External Internship Programs

List of internship opportunities outside of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Student Research Programs

NIH/ASCEND
Contacts:
Dr. Farin Kamangar, Principal Investigator, Associate Dean and University Distinguished Professor of Biology, School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Email: farin.kamangar@morgan.edu
Phone: (301) 655-9280
Gillian Beth Silver, MPH, CPH, Program Manager
E-mail: gillian.silver@morgan.edu 
Phone: (443) 885-3541

ASCEND is "A Student-Centered, Entrepreneurship Development (ASCEND) Training Model to Increase Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce."
The purpose of this 10-year (2014-2024) award from the National Institutes of Health is to strengthen Morgan State University's biomedical training and research infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of training undergraduate students to become outstanding biomedical researchers.

ASCEND will create a new cadre of biomedical researchers who are both familiar with the root causes of health and health disparity problems and highly competent to address them.

Core Directors:

Student Development Core:
Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa (Psychology)
Email: jocelyn.turnermusa@morgan.edu
Phone: (443) 885-3290

Dr. Cleo Hughes-Darden (Biology)
Email: cleo.hughesdarden@morgan.edu
Phone: (443) 885-4470


Student Research Center:
Dr. Payam Sheikhattari (Behavioral Health Sciences)
Email: payam.sheikhattari@morgan.edu
Phone: (443) 885-3639

NIH-RISE
Contacts:
Dr. Angela Winstead

Program Director, Chairperson & Professor, Chemistry
E-mail: angela.winstead@morgan.edu
Phone: (443) 885-3794
Dr. Christine Hohmann
Program Co-Director, Professor, Biology
E-mail: christine.hohmann@morgan.edu
Phone: (443) 885-4002
The mission of the RISE program is to increase the number of minority/underrepresented individuals in biomedical research careers by preparing students for successful transition into biomedical-related graduate programs, ultimately leading to PhDs. Morgan State University's program is targeted towards undergraduate students.

The Washington, Baltimore, Hampton Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP)
Contact: Dr. Cleo Hughes Darden
Program Coordinator, Chairperson & Associate Professor, Biology
E-mail: cleo.hughesdarden@morgan.edu
Phone: (443) 885-4470

The overall goals of LSAMP are to significantly increase the quality and quantity of under-represented students who successfully complete baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), along with increasing the number of under-represented students who successfully enter and complete graduate programs. More specifically, the program aims provide STEM students with the opportunity to conduct research on campus with a research mentor affording them a continuous research experience for 2-3 years which will make them more competitive for graduate school admission.

Extreme Science & Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Program
Contact: Dr. Birol Ozturk
Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Physics & Engineering Physics
Email: birol.ozturk@morgan.edu
Phone: (443)885-5041
The Extreme Science Internship (ESI) Program provides funds for selected Morgan State University undergraduates to spend 8-15 weeks working at participating in materials research through the Johns Hopkins University Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) at universities, the Army Research Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and other institutions.