Center for Cardiometabolic Science

Envirome Institute

University of Louisville

Training Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for undergraduates, summer students, PhD students, and fellows in the Center. Multiple laboratories are looking for trainees along the career continuum. So, if you are interested in cardiovascular research, there is likely an opportunity for you—just contact us!

AHA-Funded Summer Research: LouisVille Undergraduate training Program (LV-UP)

Our Center offers an American Heart Association-funded summer internship program for undergraduate students in STEM. Selected candidates will gain experience working in a biomedical research laboratory. Interns will gain practical knowledge of the scientific method, experimental design and execution, data analysis, and presentation. The projects encompass an array of disciplines, including physiology, metabolism, immunology, and pathology. Center laboratories have state-of-the-art instrumentation to support their scientific pursuits. Interns will receive hourly compensation ($15/hr; ~40 hr/week). Priority will be given to students considering careers in biomedical research. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply (download application form from below). Please send your resume, application form with personal statement of interest, one letter of recommendation, and unofficial transcript (with grades) to Dr. Wysoczynski (

The Academy

This workshop series addresses a variety of issues related to professional development. Topics include:
"Logic: Weighing evidence"

"Composing abstracts"

"Roundtable discussion with scientists in non-academic career paths"

"How to review manuscripts"

"How to review grants" (with mock study section)

"Negotiating your position/package"

"Where does the money go in universities?"