Research Training

Increasing Diversity in Hematology: Training for Underrepresented Students (R25)
Hematology Internship Program at Stanford (HIPS)

Program Details:

Hematology Internship Program at Stanford (HIPS) - Students will have the opportunity to perform research in one of the 30 expert faculty mentors’ laboratories.  The students will participate in a curriculum consisting of lectures, workshops, and research seminars. Lectures will focus on introduction to hematology and various research techniques. Career development workshops include writing scientific abstracts, giving presentations, ethics, and preparing posters. Students will also receive “hands on” experience with appropriately matched mentors and their trainees (e.g. postdoctoral fellows) based on the students’ interests and particpate in a poster symposium at the end of the program.

Program Description:

There are few women and underrepresented minorities (URM) entering into the fields of hematology and pediatrics as well as positions of leadership. It is critical that more underrepresented hematology researchers are trained to better understand, identify, and reduce health disparities in the field and study diseases that are relevant to underrepresented communities, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia, to improve outcomes.  We have developed an innovative, multidisciplinary training program in nonmalignant hematology with faculty mentors who have unique expertise and experience training students.

Application Process:

Please submit applications using this link:  Hematology Internship Program at Stanford (HIPS)

Required Documents:
 - Letter of Recommendation (from your listed reference)
 - Unofficial college transcript
 - Resume

Program Directors

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD

Program Director


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Fellowship Training Program


Gretchen Shawver
Fellowship Administrator

750 Welch Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 723-5535