Research Opportunities

The Medical Student Research Program is dedicated to providing opportunities for all medical students to engage in a variety of research activities – both basic and clinical – in conjunction with the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center. These projects will count toward an application for M.D. with Distinction in Research. 

Several avenues are available:

On-Campus Research Opportunities

Since our office cannot keep up with the plethora of research being done on campus, we have devised a list of research coordinators in different departments who are frequently looking for medical students for summer or year-long research projects.

Please feel free to contact them in you are interested in their research field. If the department you are interested in is not listed, contact the mentor you are interested in working with directly.

Age-Related Research

Craig Rubin, M.D.
Director, UT-MSTAR program

Raina Smith

Family Medicine

Nora Gimpel, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Jennifer Roemer, M.P.H. 
Phone: 214-648-0347
Student Research Projects

Orthopaedic Surgery

Cindy Daniel
Manager, Clinical Research


Cheryl Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Opportunity in Tissue Back

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Debra Weinberger, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Pediatric Surgery

Lorrie Burkhalter, B.S., CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Children’s Healthâ„

Plastic Surgery

Debby Noble
Clinical Laboratory Manager

Radiation Oncology

Kevin Albuquerque, M.D.
Associate Professor
Research Opportunity with Dr. Albuquerque

Susan Brown
Residency Program Coordinator


Gary Lemack, M.D.
Professor, Urology and Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

Allison Beaver
Research Coordinator