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UC Santa Barbara student in Hong Kong


Under the supervision of Prof Alice Kong from our Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Refina Chan of  UC Santa Barbara is taking part in a study on Lifestyle Factors & Glycemic Control in Patients with Diabetes, participating in data collection and survey data analysis. 

“Unlike other summer (school) programme, SURP is more like an internship working as a research assistant. I love the hands-on exposure I am getting here and I have enlarged my network from interacting with the professors and PhD students, who are very willing to help and share their connections.”

SURP is an eight-week attachment programme that aims at providing international undergraduate students the opportunity to develop research skills and knowledge while working alongside experts in the field. Students get to enjoy cultural tours to explore the city, attend research talks to expand their horizons, and wrap up their attachment with a poster sharing session.