Summer Program In Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR)

SPIDOR is a 10-week NIH/NIDDK funded summer research experience providing outstanding underrepresented students in science and medicine an opportunity to gain meaningful exposure to the exceptional research and clinical programs at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of USC. Summer scholars will conduct cutting-edge research in the laboratories of faculty members from the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) and will exposed to basic science, translational, and clinical research experiences. The summer session culminates with students presenting their research findings to the KSOM community at large.

Program Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an underrepresented student as defined by the NIH
  • Must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or greater