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There is no ARTSS program for the Summer of 2014. We are currently seeking funding to continue the program. 

Description of past program: Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS)

ARTSS  provides an intensive week-long introduction to alcohol research, coupled with an 8 week paid internship ($3,200) stipend for each student, with alcohol researchers affiliated with the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center (MARC).  The program aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by a National Research Center grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

The week-long program of structured learning experiences will be conducted at Washington University in St. Louis June 2-7, 2013.  A listing of former participants can be found here.  Topics to be covered include both psychosocial and biomedical aspects of alcohol use and dependence, its causes, consequences and treatment. The ARTSS lectures and discussion groups will be led by experienced alcohol researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, and other institutions. Students will reside in University housing at Washington University during the course.

At the conclusion of the course, ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 10 - August 2, 2013 in the laboratories of MARC researchers at either Washington University School of Medicine or the University for Missouri-Columbia. Depending upon students' interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (1) human genetics, (2) behavioral pharmacology, (3) psychiatric epidemiology, (4) neuroimaging, and (4) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences for preparation for graduate study.

Application deadline is February 1, 2013.  Please see below for program brochure and application materials:

1. Program brochure

2. Application form

3. Rating/recommendation form

For more information, please contact Gail Raskin, ARTSS Coordinator (email:, phone: 573-882-1682).

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