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2022 Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS)

Agreement Form

Congratulations for being selected to participate in the 2022 Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS).  Your selection was based holistically on your goals and achievements as written in your application statements.  Please read below the requirements of the program and COVID-19 protocols for research training.

Program Requirements:

  • To ensure the mentee has a project plan in place and ready to start on May 26, 2022, we are recommending the mentee to meet with your assigned research mentor to discuss and submit a brief outline/synopsis of your summer project by May 25, 2022.   The synopsis can be submitted on the RedCAP form at https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/surveys/?s=J9JFDR3RT8. The project description should be written in collaboration with your mentor. Of note, the title and description can be changed over the course of the summer.
  • All 2022 IMPRS participants will be required to attend an orientation meeting prior to beginning work with your mentor.  This meeting will serve as a kickoff event for the 2022 IMPRS participants and research mentors.  Below is the orientation information:

DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2022
MEETING TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
MEETING LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom (TBA)

  • All IMPRS participants must complete the Fundamentals of Research and Scholarship Course (more information will be forthcoming).
  • IMPRS participants are required to conduct research for a period of 10 weeks beginning May 26 through August 4, 2022 OR 3 months (90 days) May 23 through August 23, 2022 if you are an NIH trainee (please refer to offer letter).  Participants will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours/week and not to exceed 50 hours/week.  The participant is entitled to 3 days of vacation, which should be discussed with and approved by your mentor.
  • ALL IMPRS participants MUST PARTICIPATE in the Thursday Seminar.  Attendance will be recorded. The seminar series schedule and topics will be provided on or before Orientation.
  • IMPRS participants are required to write an abstract summarizing their summer project and to present their project at an end-of-summer Research Symposium. Details will be forthcoming in the summer. FINAL ABSTRACT DUE DATE:  July 22, 2022 submitted to imprs@iupui.edu.
  • Research Symposium:  July 28 and 29, 2022 (virtual or TBD) .  Details will be provided in the summer.

COVID-19 Protocols for Research Training:

As IUSM adapts its policies and restrictions during the pandemic, Mentored research that can be conducted remotely will be an acceptable and preferred option for the mentor and mentee.

  • Research mentoring that requires in-person contact, special facilities, equipment, etc. can be conducted  on campus provided the mentor and mentee abide with the most up to date, department, school, and campus Research Guidelines for the pandemic (e.g., https://www.iupui.edu/research/corona-restart-guide.html) and the following:
    • Please work with your mentor as early as possible to go over any documentation or plans that might be need so that you can start your research when the program begins.
    • Mentors must also work with their departments/regional campuses for their protocols on conducting in-person research and training in both laboratory and clinical research areas. Student interns should be listed in the personnel plan for lab, and they should be given specific guidance by the PI about expectations, work scheduling, and who will be supervising their research activities on a daily basis.
  • Details related to Indiana University School of Medicine response to COVID-19, safety on campus and the guidance for research operations can be found at the links provided.

Additional details for the 2022 summer:

On behalf of the IMPRS Program, we welcome you and hope you have a great and productive summer.