The Research Scholar Program provides structured educational research opportunities for undergraduate students, while also providing valuable assistance to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) departments. The program spans eight weeks and is coordinated by the Department of Education. Research or quality improvement projects, submitted by LVHN departments, allow students to make the link between their academic preparation and the world of work.

Muhlenberg student Olivia Toner spent her summer in Lehigh Valley Health Network's Oncology Lab, where she worked alongside health professionals to assess treatment strategies and record patient outcomes.

The summer 2020 program will begin Monday, June 8, 2020, and will end with a culminating Poster Presentation event on Friday, July 31, 2020. Partially funded by The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, Research Scholars receive a stipend of $2000 for their scholarly work.

The Research Scholar Program will begin accepting applications on February 1, 2020. The portal will close March 1, 2020.

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For further information, please contact Jeanne Reilly at Jeanne.Reilly@lvhn.org.