Since 2010, APRDP has worked with select Chinese universities to bring bright young students to Omaha to spend the summer working under the guidance of one of UNMC's outstanding researchers. Students complete 6-, 8-, or 12-week  rotations at UNMC, allowing them to do research in some of the most cutting-edge research facilities in the world. The program gives many interested students the chance to experience UNMC before applying to complete a PhD through the UNMC-CSC program. Participants also make deep connections with UNMC faculty and students who introduce them to laboratory research techniques, advise them in their research, and encourage them in their progress. Yi Yang, a participant in the 2015 Summer Research Program from Shandong University says that working with her PI (Dr. Brian Lowes) and his students "exposed me to new ideas and techniques I didn't know previously. Now when I confront a scientific problem, I can be more creative and come up with more strategies to approach it."

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