Cardiovascular Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

The Duke Cardiovascular Research Center offers three Cardiovascular Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) opportunities for undergraduates to participate in a cardiovascular research-oriented educational enrichment program.

CVRC Mandel Cardiovascular Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE)

Mandel Cure

Eligible applicants must be current Duke undergraduates with an excellent academic record, who have conducted independent research with their proposed CVRC primary faculty mentor for at least one and preferably two or more semesters, and who demonstrate a strong interest in cardiovascular research.


Faculty: Dr. Chris Holley | For questions, contact:Maria Price Rapoza or Cheryl Woodard

CVRC AHA Supporting Undergraduate Research Experience Program

​​ Logo for CVRCThe Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program is hosted by the Duke Cardiovascular Research Center and is supported by the American Heart Association. This 10-week summer experiences in cardiovascular research is designed for under-represented college students (as defined by the AHA) entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine. Students will present their research at a AHA poster session at the end of the program.


Faculty: Dr. Sudarshan Rajagopal | For questions, contact:Maria Price Rapoza or Cheryl Woodard

SURE Information Session March 18, 2024 at 11:00 am

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Precision Genomics Collaboratory SURE Program

The Duke Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program is a partnership between the Center for Precision Health and the Sarnoff Foundation.