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.with directly.

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.

Emergency Medicine

Ahamed Idris, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine
Department of Surgery (Emergency Medicine)
Research Director, Emergency Medicine

Scott Dudek
Research Coordinator

Family Medicine

Nora Gimpel, M.D.
Assistant Professor


Student Research Projects

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

Orthopedic Surgery

Cindy Daniel
Manager, Clinical Research

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Debra Weinberger, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Pediatric Surgery

Lorrie Burkhalter, B.S., CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Children's Medical Center

Plastic Surgery

Debby Noble
Clinical Laboratory Manager

Radiation Oncology

Susan Brown
Residency Program Coordinator


Allison Beaver
Research Coordinator