Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Below are answers to some questions most frequently posed to our office.  If you are a researcher and your question is not answered here, please contact us at ummsresearch@umich.edu or 734-615-1332.

I am a student looking for an opportunity to get involved in research, perhaps in the summer or during the school year. What are my options?

Here are a number of programs that offer research opportunities for students:

Whether or not you qualify for work study, you can contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire about research positions.

If you have a specific area of interest, you can use our Michigan Experts search tool to find U-M researchers who have published work on that topic by doing a keyword search. Once you have found someone who appears to be a good match, you can find their contact information in MCommunity, the U-M online directory.

I don’t qualify for any of your programs. Is there any way to get a part-time or volunteer research position at the Medical School?

For part-time work, visit the University of Michigan jobs website.

For volunteer work, you can use our Michigan Experts search tool to find U-M researchers who have published work on a specific topic by doing a keyword search. Once you have found someone who appears to be a good match, you can find their contact information in MCommunity, the U-M online directory.

Where can I find research employment opportunities at the University of Michigan Medical School?

The website for finding research positions, along with all employment opportunities, at the University of Michigan is http://umjobs.org.

My son/daughter is still in high school and wants to get involved in science or research at the University of Michigan. Is that possible?

The University offers a number of summer programs for high school and middle school students. You’ll find a list of them on this website.

I am an international scholar. I want to come to the University of Michigan to work in research for a short period of time. What is available for me?

Unfortunately, we don’t have an organized program for foreign scholars who wish to participate in research at the University of Michigan.

If you have a specific area of interest, you can use our Michigan Experts search tool to find U-M researchers who have published work on that topic by doing a keyword search. Once you have found someone who appears to be a good match, you can find their contact information in MCommunity, the U-M online directory.

My relative would like to donate his/her body to research. What is the process?

Please contact the Anatomical Donations Office. You can reach them at 734-764-6441 or visit their website.

I would like to know if I can be part of a research study on treatments for my medical condition. How can I find out if that research is being done and whether I can volunteer?

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) provides information for study volunteers at their UMClinicalStudies.org website.

Is there any way I can find out who has expertise on a certain disease or condition at the University of Michigan Medical School?

Yes. You can use our Michigan Experts search tool to find U-M researchers who have published research on a particular disease or condition. You can do a keyword search which will return the names of researchers who have published in that field. You can then find their contact information in MCommunity, the U-M online directory.