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Talented college undergraduates and high school students wanted


PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2013) – Students interested in learning more about biomedical research are invited to apply for Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s eight-week internship program. The program is designed to further students’ science education with hands-on work and encourage them to consider careers in health care and research.

Twenty students will be selected for the internship. The deadline to apply is March 15. Students may apply by following directions online:

Interns will work in a professional environment, guided by nationally-renowned researchers and physicians. The opportunity introduces them to the latest technologies, equipment and techniques. Participating in research studies on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other diseases, participants get hands-on experience in scientific techniques such as pipetting, microscopy and working with DNA. The interns participate in research itself and learn about the research process from experimental design to research analysis.

“A goal of the program is to give students a real-world experience of how biomedical research is conducted in a cutting-edge environment. Having interns in the lab is a win-win for the students and the institute. The internship plays a significant role in fueling the pipeline for the next generation of scientists,” said Brian Browne, program director.

The eight-week paid internship requires dedication and motivation, skills that will help students in their area of study as well as in life. The program prepares interns to apply classroom theory in real world education. Ninety-eight percent of interns who have participated in the Banner Research internship program have gone on to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in health care.

About Banner Sun Health Research Institute
For 26 years, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, part of nonprofit Banner Health, has been a leader nationally and internationally in the effort to find answers to disorders of aging including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The institute, together with its Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium partners, has been designated by the National Institutes of Health as one of just 29 Alzheimer’s disease centers in the nation. The institute’s Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research takes laboratory discoveries to clinical trials that foster hope for new treatments. Banner Health is Arizona’s leading health care provider and second largest private employer. For more information, visit

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