Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Intern Program (HIP)

The Norris lab hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) summer research internship program is an annual research experience on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The purpose of the “HIP” program is to increase the critical mass of researchers studying hEDS. By doing so, we envision the acceleration of new discoveries that will better help researchers and clinicians understand the causes of hEDS. The program is meant for students (either college or graduate students) who have EDS to work on their own disease. During this 10-week program, eligible students will enhance specific skills that are required for success in a subsequent M.S., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. MUSC and the Norris lab offers this valuable opportunity to academically talented and motivated students who confirm a strong interest in graduate and/or doctoral studies, especially focused on hypermobile EDS research.

Applications for the Summer 2023 HIP program will open in December 2022.

2022 HIP Interns

Elsie Devey

Columbia University

Christina Hastings

Emory University

Victoria Daylor

Columbia University

Emily Oberlies

Touro University-Nevada

Ella Zientara

Occidental College

2021 HIP Interns

Katherine Singleton

Clemson University Class of 2023

Sofia Luzbetak

University of California San Diego

Roman Fenner

Davidson College Class of 2022

Deatra Bear

University of Colorado Denver Class of 2023