American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Engineering

The NYU-American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiovascular Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program is supported by the AHA's institutional award for undergraduate student training. The AHA fellowship program provides support for five undergraduate students to spend 10 weeks in research laboratories and gain exposure to state-of-the-art cardiovascular engineering research. Through the 10-week intensive hands-on summer research and professional development training, students will expose to a wide array of cutting-edge cardiovascular engineering research topics related to cardiovascular system, diseases, and their treatment with new diagnostic methods, medical devices, and therapeutic interventions, as well as specialized seminars, workshops, trainings, symposiums, and information sessions for research skill and professional development. Benefits of participating in the program include learning new knowledge of cardiovascular science and technologies, gaining experience in transdisciplinary research, and cultivating the basic and transferable skills necessary for succeeding in graduate school and future careers in research.

Program Highlights:
The AHA-sponsored cardiovascular engineering fellowship program provides a $6,000 stipend to each fellow who will work full-time for 10 weeks in research labs in the summer, and additional travel fund (up to $3000) to allow each fellow to attend a research conference. The fellows will (1) work full-time (35 hours/week) for 10 weeks on assigned research projects in the sponsor's lab; (2) participate in required fellow meetings, seminars, and workshops for professional development throughout the 10-week period; (3) write a final research report, present a research poster in the Tandon SURP symposium at the end of the program; (4) are supported to present their research findings in scientific conferences after the summer.

Program Director: Dr. Weiqiang Chen

Program Faculty:
Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD, Department of Surgery and Cell Biology
Tanya Spruill, PhD, Population Health and Medicine
Irene de Lazaro, PhD, Biomedical Engineering and of Medicine
John-Ross Rizzo, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine & Neurology
Andreas Hielscher, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Weiqiang Chen, PhD, Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering

1. Open to full-time undergraduate students from any four-year college or university who are in their sophomore or junior year at the time of their application to the fellowship. .
2. Students must be able to attend the full, 10-week summer research program.
3. At the time of application, student must be a United States citizen, or foreign national holding a student, exchange or permanent resident visa, including an F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, or TN. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status requires additional AHA approval to apply.
4. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students from backgrounds underrepresented in science, engineering and medicine are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
The 2024 summer research program starts on June 3 and ends on August 9, 2024. The application and list of research projects for the 2024 AHA Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program will become available in mid-January 2024. Students can submit their applications through the application portal

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Program Director, Weiqiang Chen -