Student Research Opportunities
student research

As a Creighton University School of Medicine student, you have the opportunity to collaborate with the School’s faculty researchers to make your own contribution. Students are encouraged to participate in research during their studies.

About Student Research

Motivated students have unique opportunities to participate in research projects with faculty mentors in diverse research areas. Hearing loss, hereditary cancer, neuroscience, and infectious disease are some of the most active research areas. Others include:

  • Aging
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Drug discovery
  • Epidemiology
  • Hearing loss
  • Hereditary cancer
  • Hernia
  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Metabolism/nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroplasticity development
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health
  • Prion diseases
  • Stroke
  • Substance abuse

Medical Students

As a Creighton medical student, you will have the opportunity to pursue funded research projects during the summer after your M1 year through the Creighton Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program. Participants in the program concentrate in either clinical or basic science research and discover the integral role research plays in the development of medical therapeutics and treatment. The program is administered by the Student Research and Scholarly Activity committee, chaired by Garrett Soukup, PhD.

Additional research opportunities available to medical students include:

Research Selectives

  • GRS591 Guided Research I and GRS 592 Guided Research IIzz


Regional and National Scientific Meetings

Student Chapter of American Physician Scientists Association


Research and Scholarly Activity Committee


Faculty Mentors

To seek out these or additional research opportunities, students are invited to contact faculty members at any stage of their degree program. If you are interested in working with a Creighton researcher, please visit the link below.

Graduate Students

Creighton graduate students perform groundbreaking, original research in diverse areas. Learn more about our graduate programs and research opportunities: 

Master’s Degrees in Natural Sciences

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Pharmacology & Neuroscience


Natural Science Doctoral Degrees

  • Biomedical Sciences (PhD)
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)
  • Pharmacology & Neurosciences (PhD)


Medical Sciences