Strengthen your college application: <1% of college applicants have stem cell research experience.
EiHS graduates have placed in some of the top universities in the United States.
Work with renowned university scientists in an internationally recognized laboratory.
Direct human stem cells to create your own culture of beating heart cells.
Make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Stem cell research and regenerative medicine are the future of science: be part of it!
Apply to college with a scientific publication through the EiHS Journal.
Discuss larger issues in stem cell science with California’s visionaries and community leaders.
What is EiHS?
The EiHS Stem Cell Research Program at USC provides a rare opportunity for high school students to...
Generate Beating Heart Cells
During the EiHS Techniques Course participating students use sophisticated techniques to...
Become a Stem Cell Researcher
The EiHS Research Internship Program is a rigorous inquiry-based program for students who...
Support a Student
Supporting the EiHS program creates an environment for innovation and excellence that impacts research...
USC offers a summer of
stem cells for local high
Twenty-three local high school students spent their summer vacations in a very unusual place: the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine... Read more.
Stem Cell Awareness Day 2015 celebrated by institutions across California and beyond
Applications for the EiHS programs in 2016 are now open on a rolling basis; begin your application now!
Wednesday, October 14th 2015 marks Stem Cell Awareness Day, which brings together organizations and individuals around the world working to ensure...
We are now inviting students to apply to the EiHS Research Internship Program and EiHS Techniques Course. For application instructions...
READ THE EiHS JOURNAL
The EiHS Journal is a publication made by students, with minimal staff oversight, to better share the impact of their work and research and the possibilities stem cell science holds for the future.
Click on the image at right to view Issue One, Volume One of the EiHS Journal, published in July 2015.
"EiHS was transformative"
ALAN ABRAHAMSON - Parent of an EiHS Fellow
"Dr. Fox and the USC team have put together an incredible program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to be involved in significant, cutting-edge work. Our son’s experience at EiHS was transformative. He not only learned valuable laboratory research skills, he gained a true appreciation for the importance of collaboration in research and... " Read more.
"My students have definitely been inspired"
OBED NARTY - High School Principle, Lifeline Education Charter
"The excitement and encouragement that comes from being part of the EiHS program is an overwhelming experience for my students. They struggle each day in making it to school because of the demographics and the city in which they live. What keeps them going is their education. My students have definitely been inspired by the EiHS Stem Cell Research Program..." Read more.
"Philanthropy well spent"
JEFFREY GUNTER - Founding Donor
"EiHS is transforming the inner city youth through its two-week program, which enables all students, regardless of socioeconomic considerations, to create beating cardiac tissue. And the eight-week Research Internship Program not only creates future scientists, but also motivates those students in their application to the finest universities in the country..." Read more.
MARIALUISA FLORES - EiHS Fellow
"It was fascinating. During the program we are placed with our respected mentors in which they guide us in our projects. The EiHS program was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which changed my life for the better. I enjoyed everything about the program from the training to the Friday Seminars and the colloquium. It was an experience that I will never forget..." Read more.
"There is no substitute for authentic research"
JEANNE M. HUYBRECHTS - Head of Harvard-Westlake
“Young people learn science best by doing science; there is no substitute for authentic research. Four years ago, we felt honored and privileged to help shape the USC EiHS program, and to send a few Harvard-Westlake aspiring scientists to the inaugural summer session. During the ensuing summers, about a dozen of our students have participated in EiHS research..." Read more.
have gone on to pursue college degrees in science or medical fields.
say the program improved their college application and shaped their career goals.
say EiHS changed their lives and would highly recommend the program to other students.
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