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A note from the directors

The application period for summer 2024 will be open from Jan. 8 to Feb. 8.

To all students interested in the research and clinical aspects of Newborn Medicine:

The Summer Student Research Program is sponsored by the Harvard Program in Neonatology, an academic program which includes Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The objective of the Summer Student Research Program is to provide motivated students with an intensive laboratory and clinical research experience under the guidance of faculty and fellow mentors from the Academic Program. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

The summer program experience includes:

  • an eight-week program of:
    • observation of newborn care in hospital nurseries, clinics, and NICUs
    • bench, clinical/translational, or epidemiological research
    • weekly tutorials
  • supervision and guidance provided by faculty and fellow mentors

Here you will find all of the information that you need to decide if our Summer Student Research Program can help you to advance your academic and professional goals:

The comments and feedback provided by our alumni in the alumni information section offer helpful insights into the summer research program experience. If, after exploring our site, you have any remaining questions about the Summer Student Research Program, please contact the program coordinator.


Kristen Leeman, MD
Sarah Morton, MD, PhD
Emily Whitesel, MD