Engaging and training undergraduate students in clinical research

“Pipeline Programs” engage young people in scientific research to kindle their interest in biomedical research and set them on a path toward a research career. CTSI supports pipeline programs that provide local high school students and UCLA undergraduates with hands-on, mentored experiences assisting with clinical research, preparing scientific presentations and journal articles, and conducting science experiments. Our high school pipeline program has an important emphasis on students from minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research and the health professions.

In this section, you can find links to CTSI-supported pipeline programs, and information about hiring work-study undergraduate students for on-campus and off-campus jobs, including those related to research. Offerings include: