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For how long will you be conducting research?
Summer (Between 1st and 2nd Year)
“Pull-out Year” (After 2nd or 3rd Year)
Scholarly Project
4th year Rotation
What kind of research do you want to do?
What kind of research have you already done?
More of the same?
Try something different?
Basic science (lab-based)
Translational
Clinical
Epidemiological
Health Outcomes
Patient Centered/Comparative Effectiveness
Health Services
Global Health
What area of research?
Must be in the same area as career plans
Not very specific, good research experience most important at this stage
What kind of research group do I want to join?
Small, with the potential for significant interaction with the mentor
Medium
Large, with lots of other junior investigators (e.g. other students, post-docs, fellows) and lots of
other projects
Opportunity for senior mentor/junior mentor pairing
Opportunity to get involved with many projects
Opportunity to be focused on one main project, my project
Opportunity to start a new project or new research area
Opportunity to join ongoing project(s)
Additional Issues
Will I get to go to meetings and present my work?
Will I be a co-author on a paper?
Will I have the opportunity to be a first author on a paper?
Will the IRB protocol be in place before I start?
Will the IACUC protocol be in place before I start?
How Do I Find a Mentor?
Network
Ask other students that have conducted research
Ask other students that have been in the same research program
Ask faculty members for recommendations
Ask administrators
PubMed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/citmatch
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NIH RePORTER grants database
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm
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Jaime S. Rubin, Ph.D.
Director for Research Development
Dept. of Medicine
[email protected]
342-3184
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Associate Program Leader
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program
Funding
External Funding Opportunities Database - SPIN
http://spa.columbia.edu/funding/overview
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External Applications
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/student_research.html
12/31/2013
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Deadline Note:
Proposals must be submitted to the councilor before December 31, 2013. The final application
to the national office must be received no later than midnight January 31, 2014.
Synopsis:
This program provides research support ($5,000 plus $1,000 for travel) for 8-10 weeks
(30 hours/week) or for 12 months (4 hours/week over 1-2 years), for clinical investigation, basic
laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or
professionalism. Each school may nominate only one first-, second-, or third-year student.
Approximately 50 awards per year are made. Research may be conducted at any institution as
long as the student has a mentor.
Carolinas HealthCare System
Cannon Summer Scholars
http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/cannon-summer-scholars
2/25 of each year
Synopsis:
This program for medical students and graduate or undergraduate students provides
support for 25 Scholars each of whom receives a stipend of $5,000 for a full-time commitment of
10 weeks. Summer scholars work closely with mentors who are performing original research in
medically-related disciplines, including biochemistry, cell biology, clinical trials, molecular
biology, outcomes research, physiology, and proteomics.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Summer Opportunity for Achievement in Research for Health Program (SOAR-Health)
http://www.georgetownhowardctsa.org/education/summer-program
2/15/2014
Synopsis:
The mission of this program is to increase the participation of underrepresented minority
(URM) trainees in Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) through engagement, recruitment,
and training of well-qualified college undergraduates and pre-doctoral students in a specialized
summer program. This program was designed to bring together students from diverse
backgrounds (e.g. medical students, pre-doctoral social or biological science students,
undergraduates) in order to create a rich mix of participants from across disciplinary
backgrounds and with different career goals. Students are expected to participate in the
program for 9 weeks (undergraduate and graduate students) and 8 weeks (medical and dental
students). Successful participants will be eligible to apply for a second summer. The central
mentored research experience for will be provided by a senior GHUCCTS investigator who has
been qualified as a successful mentor. The program is especially interested in multi-disciplinary
research projects that address health disparities
Harvard University/Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)
http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/catalyst/MedicalStudents.html
1/24/2014
Synopsis:
This is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical
students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational
research careers. In addition to a mentored research experience, students participate in weekly
seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health
disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in
offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and
networking dinners. Eligible participants are first and second year medical students (US
citizens/permanent residents), particularly those from underrepresented minority and/or
disadvantaged backgrounds.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Summer Student Program
http://www.hmri.org/education/summer-student-program/
4/15/2014
Synopsis:
This 10-week long summer research program provides students with an opportunity to
receive hands-on experience working in biomedical research. Summer interns, who are
undergraduate and graduate students with some previous lab experience in biology,
biochemistry, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering, participate in day-to-day laboratory
activities working alongside their accomplished mentors, conducting research aimed at
developing effective diagnostics and treatments for medical problems. Students will attend
weekly lectures by HMRI scientists about recent research developments and, at the end of
summer program, will present the results of their own research projects. In summer 2013,
twenty students were selected from 150 applicants.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Summer Medical Fellows Program
http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medical-fellows/summer/index.html
2/15/2014
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Synopsis:
Fellows spend 8-10 weeks conducting full-time research with an HHMI investigator, early
career scientist, HHMI professor, or Janelia researcher. Fellows are exposed to high-quality
science, have a chance to increase their scientific knowledge and research skills, and interact
with world-class investigators in a rich training environment. Fellows can gain insight into a
career as a medical scientist and determine if they would like to continue their research training
in a year-long program. This program is for medical, dental, and veterinary students and up to
20 fellowships are awarded annually. Financial support includes a stipend ($500/week for 8-10
weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs if the research is conducted at an
institution other than the home school.
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
http://www.indousstf.org/RiseProgram/Home.html
6/30/2013
Synopsis:
This program provides unique opportunities for science, technology, engineering and
medical students from the U.S. to undertake internships in national laboratories, federal
research centers, academic research institutes, and private R & D laboratories in India.
Objective of the internships are to provide expose students to the Indian S&T milieu, gain
practical skills, and develop collaborative networks. Internships are seen as a source of mutual
cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their host institutions. The
internships are for three months and a monthly stipend, accommodation, and return airfare are
provided.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Massachusetts General Hospital
Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)
http://www.massgeneral.org/mao/education/internship.aspx?id=5
2/14/2014
Synopsis:
The goal of this eight-week program is to build a pipeline of URM college and medical
school students interested in academic biomedical research careers. Students are paired with a
preceptor who, working closely with them, provide guidance and instruction in techniques
necessary to address current problems in science and medicine. The student will assume
increasing independence during the course of the program. In addition, attend weekly didactic
seminars, a course in clinical/physiological research that surveys the theoretical, practical and
applied aspects of clinical investigation, and present an oral presentation on their work. A
$4,000 stipend is provided as well as support for housing costs (arrangements provided near
the hospital).
Mayo College of Education/Mayo Clinic
Summer Research Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Research
http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/diversity-srf.html
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Synopsis:
This comprehensive training program addresses the need for clinical investigators from
diverse backgrounds and prepares participants for careers in clinical care and patient-oriented
research. Students usually participate in the program in the summer between their first and
second years of medical school. In addition to their research projects, students attend seminars
and presentations. Applications for this 8-10 week program are available in the fall and are
reviewed within a month of submission. Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis. Participants
receive a total stipend and benefits package of up to $6,180, which includes a stipend of $4,300
for eight weeks, housing, and flight or mileage reimbursement of up to $600 for travel to and
from Rochester, Minn. Competitive travel awards (to present research at national conferences)
is also available.
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Summer Apprenticeship Program at NASA Centers
http://www.nsbri.org/summerapprenticeship/
12/31/2013
Synopsis:
This program provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, veterinary or
medical students to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space
biomedical research at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Glenn Research
Center in Cleveland, Ohio, or Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The 2014
Summer Apprenticeship Program begins May 27 and ends Aug. 8. The program provides a
stipend of $6,600.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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New York Academy of Medicine
David E. Rogers Fellowship Program
http://www.nyam.org/grants/rogers.html
2/28/2014
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Synopsis:
This Program is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental
students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of
communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or
populations. The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, public
health/epidemiology, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social
infrastructure and human or community need. Funding will be provided for research projects
lasting between 10-12 weeks in the summer between the applicant's first and second years of
medical/dental school. Students are encouraged to pursue research projects that extend
beyond the startup period. Up to five grants with a stipend of $4,000 each will be awarded.
National Institutes of Health
Summer Internship Program (SIIP) in Biomedical Research
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
https://www.training.nih.gov/trainees/summer_interns
Applications will be available in mid-November. The deadline is March 1
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Synopsis:
This program provides an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-byside with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to
biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research
Center and more than 1,200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in
Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research
Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. Internships
cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The
NIH Summer Internship Program is highly competitive. In 2013, more than 6,300 applications
were submitted, and about 1,000 interns were selected. Applications are reviewed on a rolling
basis from November through April by scientists in NIH’s Institutes and Centers. Individual
scientists select their own summer interns and provide their funding; there is no centralized
selection process.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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National Institutes of Health
Clinical/Research Electives
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/students/clinical_electives.html
Applicants are accepted on a continuous basis.
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Synopsis:
This program offers 4-12 week clinical elective rotations to senior medical or dental
students in a multitude of specialty fields and biomedical disciplines at the NIH Clinical Center,
the world’s largest hospital devoted to human subjects research. Each rotation provides highly
qualified students with the opportunity to have direct experience in the care of patients enrolled
in investigational protocols under the mentorship of world renowned clinician-scientists.
Participants also learn about the design and conduct of clinical trials and fundamental principles
of translational medicine while evaluating or treating patients in clinic or on the wards.
National Institutes of Health/Clinical Center
Clinical Center Summer Internship Program
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/students/summer_internships.html
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/students/summer_faqs.html
Applications are accepted from late-November through March 1 each year.
Synopsis:
This program offers summer internships to students who are currently enrolled in high
school, college, graduate programs, as well as health professional schools, including nursing
and medicine. The Clinical Center is the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical
research. Approximately 50 students are selected for this program and the start date for the
2014 8-week program is June 16, 2014.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Area-Specific
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation
ACR REF/Abbott Medical Student Research Preceptorship
http://www.rheumatology.org/ACR/foundation/awards/summerresearch.asp
2/3/2014, 5/1/2014, 8/1/14, 11/3/2014
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SYNOPSIS:
The purpose of this award is to introduce students to the specialty of rheumatology by
supporting a full-time research experience. All programs must be eight weeks, and may be
completed any time during the academic year. Students receive a $3,000 stipend and mentors
receive $1,000 to cover related laboratory expenses. Students are also eligible to receive
complimentary registration as well as reimbursement for up to $1,000 in travel expenses to
attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting.
American Federation for Aging Research
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar
1/31/2014
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Synopsis:
This provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research
and geriatrics, with the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students participate in an eight- to
twelve-week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their
level of training and interests. Research projects are offered in basic, translational, clinical, or
health services research relevant to older people. Participants (up to 130) conduct their MSTAR
activities in one of two different tracks; The National Training Center (NTC) Track is for students
who train at a National Training Center supported by the National Institute on Aging and the
Home Institution (HI) Track is for students who train at their own institution, if their school is one
of the MSTAR Participating Schools. Most scholars do their training and research during the
summer months. They are also invited to present a poster at the Annual Meeting of the
American Geriatrics Society in Orlando, Florida, May 15-17, 2014.
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation
AGA-Eli & Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowship
http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/student-awards/student-research-fellowship-awards
2/14/2014
Synopsis:
The objective of this award is to stimulate interest in research careers in digestive
diseases by supporting students involved in supervised research. Medical students receive a
$3,000 stipend for a 10-week summer fellowship (between May and August).
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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American Heart Association (Council Awards)
Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease
http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Councils/AwardsandLectures/Scholarship/Stud
ent-Scholarships-in-Cardiovascular-Disease-and-Stroke_UCM_322561_Article.jsp
3/13/2014
Synopsis:
The scientific councils of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
want to stimulate interest, knowledge and investigative work in students in medicine, nursing,
public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines. AHA Student Scholarships support
students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic
sciences early during pre-doctoral training, usually during the summer. AHA scholarships
provide valuable stipends ($2,000) for students during the research project. The stipends may
be used for student expenses, lab fees, or other costs incurred by the student during the project.
Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease are available for students researching
cardiovascular disease topics within basic, clinical, or population sciences.
American Heart Association (Council Awards)
Student Scholarships in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Councils/AwardsandLectures/Scholarship/Stud
ent-Scholarships-in-Cardiovascular-Disease-and-Stroke_UCM_322561_Article.jsp
3/13/2014
Synopsis:
The scientific councils of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
want to stimulate interest, knowledge and investigative work in students in medicine, nursing,
public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines. AHA Student Scholarships support
students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic
sciences early during pre-doctoral training, usually during the summer. AHA scholarships
provide valuable stipends ($2,000) for students during the research project. The stipends may
be used for student expenses, lab fees, or other costs incurred by the student during the project.
Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to receive a travel grant to attend the AHA’s
International Stroke Conference.
American Medical Association Foundation
Seed Grant Research Program
http://www.amafoundation.org/go/seedgrants
12/4/2013
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Synopsis:
This program for medical students, physician residents, and fellows provides awards of
up to $2,500 to support research in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and
pancreatic cancer. Basic science, applied, and clinical research projects are supported.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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American Medical Association Foundation
Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship
http://www.ama-assn.org//ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/publichealth/joan-f-giambalvo.page
Check for information on the 2014 program cycle.
Synopsis:
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation in association with the AMA
Women Physicians Congress (WPC) established the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship
Fund with the goal of advancing the progress of women in the medical profession and
strengthening the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and
medical students. This fund provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research related
to women in the medical profession. To be eligible for consideration, one of the principle or coprinciple investigators must be a medical student or physician.
American Osler Society
William B. Bean Student Research Award
http://aosler.org/willian-bean-award/
3/1/2014
Synopsis:
This award supports research in the broad areas of medical history and medical
humanities. Candidates must be currently matriculated medical students in the United States or
Canada. The successful applicant may be eligible to present a paper based on his or her
findings at the annual meeting of the American Osler Society. The stipend is $1,500, and up to
$750 additional may be available to support travel to the annual meeting contingent on
submission of a paper acceptable to the Committee at the conclusion of the studentship.
American Society of Hematology
Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)
http://www.hematology.org/Awards/MMSAP/2624.aspx
Deadline to request a mentor: 1/6/14; Application Deadline: 3/10/14
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Synopsis:
The program is an 8- to 12-week research experience for students in their early years of
medical school. Program participants are paired with an ASH member research mentor and an
ASH member who serves as a career-development mentor throughout the participants' medical
schooling and residency. Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 and a $2,000 allowance for
travel to the ASH annual meeting.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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American Society of Hematology
Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists Award
http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Next-Generation-Research-Scientists-Award/2627.aspx
2/21/14
Synopsis:
The ASH HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research
Scientists) Award will contribute to the development of the next generation of hematologists by
supporting talented medical students and residents to conduct hematology research. The award
program has the following objectives: (1) Support the conduct of hematology research by
medical students and residents; (2) Introduce medical students and residents to the hematology
research community; and (3) Encourage medical students and residents to continue research
careers in hematology. The award provides a $5,000 stipend to conduct either a short
hematological research project for a maximum of three months, or a long hematological
research project between three and 12 months. All recipients will also receive $1,000 each year
for two years to support attendance at the ASH Annual Meeting.
American Society of Nephrology
Student Scholar Grant
http://www.asn-online.org/grants/students/
3/7/2014 for projects starting between 5/1/2014 and 10/31/2014
9/5/2014 for projects starting between 11/1/2014 and 4/30/2015
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Synopsis:
The purpose of this award is to enable medical students with an interest in either basic
or clinical research to spend 10-52 weeks engaged in continuous full-time research. Recipients
receive $500 per week that can be used for salary ($400 per week) and supplies and lab
expenses ($100 per week). Additionally, up to $1,500 will be reimbursed for travel-related
expenses to attend the ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week.
Case Western Reserve University/Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Minority HIV Research Training Program (MHRTP)
http://cfar.case.edu/mhrtp_program.htm
2/7/2014
Synopsis:
This program focuses on recruiting and training underrepresented minority research
trainees to expand the pool of researchers in the HIV/AIDS field. The program offers researchtraining opportunities to qualified minority undergraduate students or recent graduates who are
members of an underrepresented group in biomedical and behavioral research careers.
Applicants must be an underrepresented minority student (American Indian or Alaskan Native,
black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander).
Participants work on projects for 8 weeks in the summer and a $3,500 stipend is provided as
well as up to $1,000 additional for round-trip travel to Cleveland and on-campus housing.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Case Western Reserve University/School of Medicine
Heart, Lung and Blood (HLB) Summer Research Program
http://casemed.case.edu/gradprog/summer.cfm
March 1, 2014 (for medical students)
Synopsis:
This program is designed to engage 12 diverse undergraduates and 8 medical students
in state-of-the art biomedical research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep
disorders research. Students (US citizens/permanent residents) who belong to groups
underrepresented in biomedical sciences are eligible to apply. In general, this includes students
who are African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, Pacific Islanders, students from low-income
families, or those with disabilities. The Program, which includes weekly seminars that highlight
research in these disciplines as well as activities that encourage interactions among the
students, culminates in a poster session where students present the results of their research
efforts. Students receive a stipend of $1,750/month for a minimum of two months. Funding for
return travel to Cleveland and dormitory housing is available.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Public Interest Internship Program
http://www.cspinet.org/about/jobs/200801042.html
Applications for summer internships are considered in February/March, Applications for
Fall internships are considered in July/August; Applications for Spring internships are
considered in December/January
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Synopsis:
CSPI, which evaluates the effects of science and technology on society and to promote
national policies responsive to consumers' interests, focuses primarily on health and nutrition
issues. CSPI offers internships for a small number of undergraduate, graduate, law, and
medical students each summer and during the school year. Applications are considered on a
rolling basis until all positions have been filled. The specific dates of the internship, which are
generally for ten weeks, are flexible.
Chinese American Medical Society
Medical & Dental Student Summer Research Fellowship Application
http://chineseamericanmedicalsociety.cloverpad.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1070537
4/30/2014
Synopsis:
The purpose of this program, which provides a stipend of $400/week for 6-10 weeks, is
to promote and support clinical and basic science research among Chinese American medical
and dental students. The research may be basic science or clinical in nature but must be
completed in a ten-week time frame. Preferences will be given to proposals studying problems
related to health problems of the Chinese. At the conclusion of the project, a written report is
expected.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations
http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/foundation/Cancer+Professionals/Funding+Op
portunities/Complete+Listing+of+Funding+Opportunities/Medical+Student+Rotation
12/17/13
Synopsis:
This program is designed to facilitate the recruitment and retention of individuals from
populations underrepresented in medicine to cancer careers and to increase access to quality
care for underserved communities. The program provides 8 - 10-week clinical or clinical
research oncology rotations for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in
medicine who are interested in pursuing oncology as a career. Recipients receive a $5,000
stipend for the rotation plus $1,500 for future travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting, An additional
$2,000 will be provided to support the student’s mentor.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Student Research Awards
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http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/student-research-awards.html
3/15
Synopsis:
This program offers financial support ($2,500) for students to spend time conducting
research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for a minimum of 10 weeks.
CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the areas of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Candidates may be undergraduate, medical, or graduate students. Up to 16 awards will be
made.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Student Traineeships
http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/TrainingGrants/#Student_Traineeships
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Applications are accepted throughout the year, but should be submitted at least two
months prior to the projected start date of the project.
Synopsis:
The goal of this program is to introduce students to research related to cystic fibrosis
and to develop and maintain an interest in this area of biomedicine. An applicant must be in or
about to enter a doctoral program (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D.). Senior level undergraduate
students planning on pursuing graduate training also may apply. Previous research experience
is not a requirement. Applicants must work with a faculty sponsor on a research project related
to cystic fibrosis, the duration of which should be 10 weeks or more. The maximum amount of
the award is $1,500, and up to $300 of this may be requested for project-related research
supplies. Students receiving traineeships may reapply for support in a subsequent year.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Emergency Medicine Foundation/ Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation
Medical Student Research Grant
http://www.emfoundation.org/EMF.aspx?id=108
1/10/2014
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SYNOPSIS:
Support is provided to encourage medical students to engage in and to be exposed to
emergency medicine research. Emergency medicine research is broadly defined as scientific
investigation designed to furnish new knowledge relating to emergency medical care. Such
investigations may focus on basic science research, clinical research, preventive medicine,
epidemiology, cost-containment, and research in emergency medicine teaching and education.
The grant is for a maximum of $2,400, at least $1,200 which must be used as a student stipend.
Endocrine Society
Summer Research Fellowships
https://www.endocrine.org/awards/research-fellowship-awards/summer-research-fellowships
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2/28/2014
Synopsis:
The goal of this program is to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical
students and first year graduate school students to pursue careers in endocrinology. The
Society provides a stipend to each student award recipient to participate in research projects
under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer. Recipients are
invited to attend the Society's Annual Meeting and Expo and will receive complimentary
registration, airfare, and lodging and per diem for the duration of the meeting.
Gold (Arnold P.) Foundation
Student Summer Fellowships
http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/student_summer_fellowships
3/14/2014
Synopsis:
This program, which provides a $4,000 stipend, provides opportunities for medical
students to complete a mentored research or service project related to community health.
Projects are focused on studying cultural competency issues, developing skills to become
relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an underserved
community or population. The Student Summer Research Fellowship is awarded for research
into community health and cultural competency issues. Although this is a research-based
Fellowship, the focus should be on humanistic patient care and as such the proposal should
show significant interaction with the target population. The Student Summer Service Fellowship
is intended to provide students an opportunity to design and implement a service project
addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. The Foundation's
goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more
compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.
JS Rubin
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HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Grants
http://www.hvtn.org/ramp/
2/24/2014
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Synopsis:
This program supports African-American and Hispanic medical students interested in
exploring a career in HIV vaccine development research. Grant recipients work under the
mentorship of HVTN-affiliated investigators to conduct research projects in areas of basic,
clinical, behavioral and social science. Short-term Projects (2-4 months): Can be timed with a
summer break or fourth year research elective, Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US or
abroad, Maximum award - $20,000. Long-term Projects (9-12 months): Research at an HIV
Vaccine Trials Unit in the US with up to 16 weeks at an international HIV Vaccine Trials Unit,
Can be timed with a planned masters or doctoral program, or be a distinct, non-degree
associated research-focused year, Maximum award - $60,000. Up to 8 awards will be made.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/ Department of Community and Preventive
Medicine
Environmental and Occupational Health Summer Traineeships
http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/preventive-medicine/programs-andservices/environmental-and-occupational-health-summer-program
2/15/2014
Synopsis:
This 8-10 week summer program offers NIH-funded traineeships to first-year medical
students interested in learning more about environmental and occupational medicine, the field of
medicine that addresses health problems that derive from the exposure to harmful agents or
factors in the general and workplace environments. The emphasis is on the prevention of
illness. Emphasis is on learning methods of research and understanding the context of the
research. In the past, students have worked on projects including environmental determinants of
breast cancer, Parkinson's disease, hypertension, onset of puberty; occupational lung disease,
health effects from World Trade Center exposures, lead and mercury toxicity, to name a few. A
standard NIH stipend is provided.
Infectious Diseases Society of America Education and Research Foundation
Medical Scholars Program
http://www.idsociety.org/Medical_Scholars_Program/
2/3/2014
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Synopsis:
The goal of this program is to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases by
attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. This program offers scholarships
to medical students with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. Each student scholar
receives $2,000: $1,500 to be disbursed in April/May, with the remaining $500 awarded at the
conclusion of the project and submission of a final report to IDSA.
JS Rubin
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Center
Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID)
http://cupid.onc.jhmi.edu/?section=program
1/31/2014
Synopsis:
This 7-week laboratory-based summer fellowship program is designed for medical
students who have an interest in bringing the benefits of modern cancer research to
underserved populations in the US. Students, who are matched with a host lab/mentor who
oversees the student's research for the duration of the program, present their project at an end
of program symposium. First-year and second-year medical students who can attend the entire
program are eligible to apply. Students receive a $5,000 stipend and housing is provided on the
JH Homewood campus.
Joslin Diabetes Center
Summer Research Student Internship Program
http://summerstudent.joslinresearch.org/
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http://summerstudent.joslinresearch.org/content/2014-joslin-research-summer-student-internship
1/24/2014
Synopsis:
This program provides 10-12 weeks of practical exposure to diabetes-related biomedical
research, ranging from clinically focused to basic science investigation. In addition to direct
laboratory experience and interactions with Joslin investigators, students participate in didactic
sessions related to diabetes pathophysiology and treatment. During the course of the program,
participants present results from their research efforts to their student colleagues and Joslin
research staff. In 2014, the Joslin Internship Program will offer a total of 12 funded positions: 2
positions are for current medical students, dental students, students in other health-professional
graduate programs, and graduate students in the physical or quantitative sciences. An
additional 4 positions are available to undergraduate students. An additional 6 positions at
Joslin are available for medical students through the NIDDK Medical Student Research
Program in Diabetes (http://medicalstudentdiabetesreseach.org). Students are encouraged to
apply via both mechanisms and to indicate Joslin as the desired internship site.
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships
http://www.lupus.org/research/gina-m.-finzi-memorial-student-summer-fellowship-program
3/28/2014
Synopsis:
The goal of this program, which provides $4,000, is to foster an interest in the areas of
basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus. Eligible
applicants are undergraduate, graduate, and medical students; preference is given to graduate
or medical students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree or will have done so prior
to their official acceptance of the award.
JS Rubin
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Medical Student Summer Student Fellowship Program
http://www.mskcc.org/education/students/summer-fellowship
1/13/2014
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This program is an eight-week research program offered to first- or second-year medical
students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or
related biomedical sciences. Participants receive a stipend of $5,800.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
http://medicalstudentdiabetesresearch.org/
2/3/2014
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This program allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an
established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or
obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer
between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The goal of the
Program is to encourage medical students to consider research in diabetes and its
complications as a career and to educate students about diabetes. Program Consultants assist
students in selecting an appropriate research project and preceptor. Prior research experience
is not required. Students spend 2-3 months working on their research project at a Diabetes
Center and receive a weekly stipend. Commencement dates and conclusion for the program are
reasonably flexible; however, all students will present their results at a research symposium
(travel funds provided).
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/NIH/DHHS
Summer Internship Program
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/summers/index.cfm
3/1 annually
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This program provides internships to outstanding high school, undergraduate, and
graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work
on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical
techniques in a given field. Participants are selected by scientific mentors from the NIEHS
Division of Intramural Research. The research mentoring experience is supplemented by a
series of seminars and workshops featuring some of the Institute’s leading researchers and staff
that provide participants with a good overview of environmental health sciences. There is also a
poster session at the end of the summer where participants display the results of their research
efforts. Participants are expected to work a minimum of 8 continuous weeks, full-time between
May and September. The specific time frame of the research internship is decided between the
participant and the research mentor.
JS Rubin
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New York Academy of Medicine
Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research
http://www.nyam.org/grants/glorney-raisbeck-student.html
2/10/2014
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This program supports up to four students pursuing a summer research project seeking
to understand the causes, prevention and treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases. Each award
provides a stipend of $3,500 and $500 for lab support. Student grantees present their research
findings at NYAM's annual Medical Student Forum in September to an audience of NYAM
Fellows, faculty mentors, research colleagues and fellow student grant awardees. Preference
will be given to M.D. candidates attending medical school or conducting research in the greater
New York area (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey). In some
cases projects outside the greater New York area will be considered, however, a mentor must
be identified within the greater New York area. Funding will be provided for research projects
lasting between 10 – 12 weeks in the summer of the application year, preferably between the
first and second years of medical school, but medical students in any year of their education
may apply. Students are encouraged to pursue research projects that extend beyond the startup
period.
New York Academy of Medicine
Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships
http://www.nyam.org/grants/mahoney.html
3/21/2014
Synopsis:
The program provides support ($4,500) for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public
policy and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of
health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and
development, with an emphasis on policy implications. Fellows also participate in a variety of
leadership development activities. The program also includes seminars on the policymaking
process and leadership development, as well as conversations with esteemed health leaders.
On successfully completing the Fellowship, students join the Margaret Mahoney Fellows Alumni
Association and will continue to be offered unique opportunities for career development. In
2014, six Fellowships will be awarded.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)
Summer Research Experience Program in Oncology
http://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs
http://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs/medical-dental-pa-students
2/3/2014
Synopsis:
This internship program offers first-year medical, PA, or dental students a research or
clinical experience by working full-time on an independent clinical or scientific cancer-related
research project. The program also includes a curriculum of learning and professional
development activities.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Siteman (Alvin J.) Cancer Center/Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University
School of Medicine
Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Opportunities Program
http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/internal.aspx?id=254
3/1/2014
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Synopsis:
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington
University School of Medicine provides opportunities for undergraduate, pre-med and medical
students to work on cancer research projects during the summer. Applicants selected for the
program will receive a $3,500 stipend for a 10-week summer research period.
Society of General Internal Medicine
Lawrence S. Linn Research Grant
http://www.sgim.org/career-center/awards-and-grants/national-grants/linn-grant
1/10/2014
Synopsis:
This program provides funding to young investigators "to study or improve the quality of
life for persons with AIDS or HIV infection". The maximum amount is $5,000 and applicants may
include SGIM members, students, degree candidates, fellows, or faculty members early in their
research careers. The Lawrence Linn Fund will consider a wide range of research projects
whose results are likely to improve the lives and/or health care of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
United States Immunodeficiency Network (USIDNET)
Visiting Immunology Scholar
http://www.usidnet.org/pub/Short-term-Training-Program
Jan 1-April 30: Awards will be made by May 15; May 1-August 30: Awards will be made
by September 15; September 1-December 30: Awards will be made by January 15
Synopsis:
This short-term training program (one to two weeks) is designed to support the clinical
and laboratory training experiences of medical students, residents and fellows. To increase the
exposure of interested young physicians or scientists to the primary immune deficiency
diseases (PIDD), a visiting student elective is offered which provides the opportunity to visit
select medical centers from around the country with PIDD expertise and a large patient
population. This opportunity permits first hand observation of patient evaluation and treatment
as well as familiarization with laboratory techniques.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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University at Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)
Summer Fellowship Program in Infectious Disease, Microbiology and Immunology
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/md/curriculum/research-opportunities/summer-research-fellowship.html
http://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs
2/7/2014
Synopsis:
This 10-week summer program is a partnership between the Roswell Park Cancer
Institute and the University at Buffalo. It offers mentored research internships in microbiology,
immunology and infectious diseases to rising second-year medical students. The program also
includes weekly seminars on cutting edge infectious disease, microbiology and immunology
research, laboratory practical sessions, training in research methods and ethics, and
opportunities to present research results.
University of Pennsylvania Health System/ Penn Lung Center
Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship
http://www.pennmedicine.org/lung/academics/residencies-fellowships/summer-researchfellowship-mayock.html
3/15 of each year
Synopsis:
This program provides a unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on, individualized
experience in research. University undergraduate students who have competed 3 years as well
as M.D. students with an interest in pulmonary research are eligible to apply. The following
laboratory experiences are available: Asthma and Airways Biology, Lung Epithelial Cell and
Surfactant Biology, Acute Lung Injury and Pulmonary Vascular Biology, Thoracic Malignancies,
and HIV Biology. A $3,500 stipend is provided.
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Summer Research Program for Medical Students
http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schoolsand-programs/summer-science-programs/first-year-medical-student-program/index.html
2/28/2014
Synopsis:
This is a ten-week research program for medical students who have completed their first
year of medical school and are interested in biomedical research. Participants learn about the
investigative scientific research process and will work with MD Anderson faculty. Students will
be introduced to the clinical problems presented by cancer patients and will actively participate
in both the technical aspects of their projects as well as the interpretation of experimental data.
At the end of the summer, students submit their research data in journal article format.
Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 for the complete 10-week period.
JS Rubin
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Vanderbilt University
Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease,
and Digestive Disease
http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diabetes/srtp/
2/10/2014
Synopsis:
This program, sponsored by the NIH, allows medical students to conduct research under
the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or
digestive disease. Program staff will students in selecting an appropriate research project and
mentor. Prior research experience is not required. Participants also attend a series of seminars
addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications,
kidney disease, and digestive disease, and will present their research results at a Research
Symposium. Each student receives a stipend of approximately $1,800 per month.
Wilderness Medical Society
Charles S. Houston Grant
https://wms.org/research/default.asp
1/7/2014
Synopsis:
The Wilderness Medical Society is interested in fostering awareness and appreciation
among healthcare professionals and scientists for the research of health-related concerns in
outdoor and wilderness activities. This program funds ($5,000) projects that are likely to result in
a substantive contribution to the field of wilderness and environmental medicine. The successful
applicant will be expected to conduct a well-defined project during the ensuing year and present
an abstract of his/her findings at a future WMS Annual Meeting. Projects may be part of existing
research programs, but should be easily distinguishable as a separate component.
JS Rubin
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Year-Long Enhancement Programs
American Australian Association
USA to Australia Fellowships
http://www.americanaustralian.org/usa_to_aust_apps/
10/15/2013
Synopsis:
This program, which builds on existing strong social and economic partnerships and
fosters intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia, is intended to support the
costs of one year of research/study in Australia. “Medicine” (includes neurology, pediatrics,
biology and pharmaceuticals) is an eligible "Field of Study".
American Diabetes Association
Clinical Scholars Award
http://professional.diabetes.org/Diabetes_Research.aspx?typ=18&cid=89697
1/15/2013 - Not offered for funding in 2014
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These awards provide one year of research support to students interested in clinical and
basic science diabetes research. Those working on an MD, PharmD, DPM or DO are eligible.
Awards provide $30,000 for one year. Applicants may request up to $20,000 for the student's
stipend and up to $10,000 for lab expenses.
American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
Medical Student Research Program
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Founders-Affiliate-Local-Research-Opportunities_UCM_315885_Article.jsp
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1/27/2014
Synopsis:
The purpose of the grant is to encourage medical students to consider a career in
cardiovascular research. This program is designed to provide students at the crossroads of
career choices an opportunity to experience research first hand with an established investigator.
The 12-month student stipend is $22,000.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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American Heart Association (Founders Affiliate)
Predoctoral Fellowship Program
http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/ForScientists/
Winter-2013---Predoctoral-Fellowship_UCM_443316_Article.jsp
1/15/2014
Synopsis:
The objective of this program is to help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and
stroke research by providing research assistance and training. Research broadly related to
cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science,
bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts,
will be funded. Proposals are encouraged from all disciplines, including epidemiological,
behavioral, community and clinical investigations. Applicants must be a post-baccalaureate,
pre-doctoral M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent, student who seeks research training with
a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career. The fellowship provides a
stipend/salary ($22,000), which the institution may supplement, and $1,000 for health insurance.
American Society of Hematology
Physician-Scientist Career Development Award
http://cms.hematology.org/Awards/Physician-Scientist-Career-DevelopmentAward/9329.aspx
9/1/2013
Synopsis:
This program provides medical students between their first and second or second and
third years of school a one-year, full-time research experience in hematology. Under the
mentorship of outstanding faculty, recipients of this award experience in-depth exposure to
hematology, thereby enhancing the likelihood that funded students will ultimately pursue a
career in hematology. The award is for a one-year period, generally July 1 through June 30 and
up to five awards will be made per year. The total award is $42,000; $28,000 to support the
trainee, a $5,500 research allowance for supplies, $5,500 for insurance and educational
expenses (including one course), and $3,000 for meeting attendance.
American Society of Nephrology
Student Scholar Grant
http://www.asn-online.org/grants/students/
3/7/2014 for projects starting between 5/1/2014 and 10/31/2014
9/5/2014 for projects starting between 11/1/2014 and 4/30/2015
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Synopsis:
The purpose of this award is to enable medical students with an interest in either basic
or clinical research to spend 10-52 weeks engaged in continuous full-time research. Recipients
receive $500 per week that can be used for salary ($400 per week) and supplies and lab
expenses ($100 per week). Additionally, up to $1,500 will be reimbursed for travel-related
expenses to attend the ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Autism Science Foundation
Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards
http://autismsciencefoundation.org/ApplyForaGrant.html
12/15/2013
Synopsis:
This program supports graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows
interested in pursuing careers in research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. The proposed
training must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include closely related
areas of scientific research. Training all areas of related basic and clinical research will be
supported, including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning,
behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive
disorders),
neurobiology
(anatomy,
development,
neuroimaging),
pharmacology,
neuropathology, genetics, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and
cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of
treatment and service delivery. The term of the award is one year and includes $25,000 for
predoctoral students. Award notifications will be made in March 2014 and must start between
July 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014.
CDC Foundation
CDC Experience - Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
http://www.cdcfoundation.org/thecdcexperience
http://www.cdc.gov/CDCExperienceFellowship/
12/6/2013
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This one-year fellowship is designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population
health perspective. Each year, eight competitively selected medical students spend 10-12
months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. They gain an indepth understanding of applied epidemiology, the role of epidemiology in medicine and health,
and the role of physicians in the public health system. With the guidance of experienced CDC
epidemiologists, they perform epidemiologic analyses and research, design public health
interventions and assist in field investigations. Possible areas of concentration include birth
defects, injury prevention, chronic disease, infectious disease, environmental health,
reproductive health and minority health. Medical students in their 2nd or 3rd year may apply and
start the fellowship while in their 3rd or 4th year.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Hubert Global Health Fellowship
http://www.cdcfoundation.org/what/program/cdc-hubert-global-health-fellowship
http://www.cdc.gov/hubertfellowship/
2/21/2014
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This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with
public health experience in a developing country. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12week field assignment where fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through
hands-on experience while working on a public health project. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend
to help pay for travel and living expenses while on the field assignment. The year-long
fellowship starts in July and is divided into three phases: Phase 1: Fellows complete fellowship
activities while attending medical school; Phase 2: Fellows travel to their field assignment in a
developing country; Phase 3: Fellows return to medical school after their field assignment and
complete the fellowship. Fellows also attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Short Course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience
http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Neurosurgery/TrainingProgram/Documents-and-Images/WashingtonApplication-2013-EXTENDED.pdf
3/15/2013
Synopsis:
The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program is a research
opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Awardees conduct research
under the direction of Dr. Keith Black in one of the following areas: Blood-brain barrier and drug
delivery into the CNS, immunology and cancer vaccine, gene therapy, gene discovery or
advanced surgical technology. Salary support ($30K-$34K with no benefits) is dependent on the
student’s level of education, skills, and research experience. Each awardee will also receive
further financial support to present their work at a national neuroscience, cancer, or
neurosurgery meeting.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Benjamin Fox Medical Student Research Award
http://www.chop.edu/service/orthopaedic-surgery/education-fellowships/ben-fox-ortho-research-scholar.html
2/1 for an award starting in July of the same year.
Applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible
Synopsis:
This program provides a $20,000 stipend and support for research presentations at
national meetings. The Ben Fox Scholar spends the year conducting clinical research,
supplemented by clinical exposure as an active participant at outpatient clinics.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF)
http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Medical-Research/Goals-and-Strategies/Build-theClinical-Research-Career-Ladder/International-Clinical-Research-Fellowship/
1/14/2014
Synopsis:
This year-long program provides fellowships for medical students to conduct mentored
clinical research in global health in developing countries. The program is administered through
six U.S. medical schools and each will offer three fellowships per year that begin in the summer
of 2014. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and financial support to attend a year-end
meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Clinical Research Mentorship
http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Medical-Research/Goals-and-Strategies/Build-theClinical-Research-Career-Ladder/Clinical-Research-Mentorships/
1/14/2014
Synopsis:
This program supports the development of a one-on-one relationship between a DDCFsupported clinical scientist and a medical student with an interest in becoming a future clinician
investigator. Past and present recipients of DDCF medical research grants are invited to identify
a medical student mentee, providing them with a one-year, full-time clinical research
experience. The award provides $60,000 of direct costs and $4,800 (8%) of indirect costs and
the Foundation expects to fund up to 10 grants in 2014. According to the Foundation, the
following faculty, previous DDCF medical research awardees, are eligible for this funding
program: Drs. Wendy Chung, Andrew Marks, Paul Planet, Adam Ratner, and Catherine Todd.
JS Rubin
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Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program (MSARF)
http://faer.org/programs/msarf-year-long-program/
1/15/2014
Synopsis:
This program, the purpose of which is to expand the scientific talent in academic
anesthesiology, supports medical students for a year of mentored research and training in
scientific methods and techniques. Students present their research at the MSARF Symposium
during the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting. The program provides a
$32,000 stipend as well as additional funding to cover relocation, housing, health insurance,
travel to a national meeting, and other related expenses.
Fulbright Program
U.S. Student Program
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program
10/15/2013
Synopsis:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed
study/research projects or for teaching assistantships. A candidate submits a Statement of
Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during an academic year in a participating
country. Benefits include: Round-trip transportation to the host country; funding to cover room,
board, and incidental costs; accident & sickness health benefits. Grant lengths and dates vary
by country. Applicants should consult the summary for the specific country of interest.
Fulbright Program/Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health)
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-fogarty-fellowships-in-public-health
http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/fulbright-fellowships.aspx
10/15/2013
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The Fulbright-Fogarty Awards, offered in partnership with the Fulbright Program and the
NIH Fogarty International Center, been established to promote the expansion of research in
public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships
were inaugurated in July 2011 with fellows in sub-Saharan Africa, and expanded to include
countries in Asia and Latin America in subsequent years. Awards carry the benefits of Fulbright
Study/Research Grants to the country of assignment. Students who are currently enrolled in
medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health may apply.
Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country. Applicants are encouraged
to communicate with the contacts for the individual country.
JS Rubin
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HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Grants
http://www.hvtn.org/ramp/
2/24/2014
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Synopsis:
This program supports African-American and Hispanic medical students interested in
exploring a career in HIV vaccine development research. Grant recipients work under the
mentorship of HVTN-affiliated investigators to conduct research projects in areas of basic,
clinical, behavioral and social science. Short-term Projects (2-4 months): Can be timed with a
summer break or fourth year research elective, Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US or
abroad, Maximum award - $20,000. Long-term Projects (9-12 months): Research at an HIV
Vaccine Trials Unit in the US with up to 16 weeks at an international HIV Vaccine Trials Unit,
Can be timed with a planned masters or doctoral program, or be a distinct, non-degree
associated research-focused year, Maximum award - $60,000. Up to 8 awards will be made.
Hughes (Howard) Medical Institute
Medical Research Fellows Program - Year-Long Medical Research Fellows Program at
an Academic or Nonprofit Research Institution
http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medical-fellows/year-long/index.html
1/11/2014
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Synopsis:
This program provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year
of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. Medical Fellows select their own mentor
at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National
Institutes of Health) or abroad, provided the proposed mentor is affiliated with a U.S. fellowship
institution, and work with the mentor to develop a research proposal. Working with an HHMI
investigator, early career scientist, or HHMI professor is encouraged but not required. Medical
Fellows conducting research in the following areas may be supported by organizations
partnering with HHMI: Epilepsy research (Partner: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy);
Inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Partner: Foundation Fighting Blindness);
Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Partner: Duchenne Research Fund); Parkinson's
disease research (Partner: Parkinson's Disease Foundation); Preclinical research in
interventional radiology (Partner: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation); and
Veterinary student research (Partner: Burroughs Wellcome Fund). Fellows receive: Stipend of
$29,000; Research allowance of $5,500 for research-related enrichment activities (Med Fellows
regional events, HHMI investigator meetings, scientific conferences), research-related books,
and some research-related costs; Fellow’s allowance of $5,500 for health, dental, and vision
insurance; education-related expenses; and moving expenses (up to $1,500 roundtrip if
research is at an institution other than the student’s school). Students funded by one of the
partnership initiatives receive the same level of support and have the same privileges as other
Fellows.
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Hughes (Howard) Medical Institute
Medical Research Fellows Program - Year-Long Medical Research Fellows Program at
Janelia Farm Research Campus or the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute (K-RITH)
http://www.hhmi.org/programs/medical-research-fellows-program/year-long-program-at-janelia
11/1/2013
Synopsis:
The Year-Long Medical Fellows Program opportunities at the Janelia Farm Research
Campus and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute (K-RITH) in Durban, South Africa are
targeted to students with specific research interests and backgrounds, and have additional
application requirements. Students interested in neuronal network function or imaging at the
cellular and molecular level are encouraged to apply for fellowship positions at HHMI’s Janelia
Farm Research Campus. Fellows at Janelia take part in cutting-edge research and work with
small, interdisciplinary teams of chemists, biochemists, neurobiologists, geneticists, physicists,
computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from around the world in a collaborative,
creative, resource-rich environment. Students interested in conducting research in HIV, TB, or
co-infection in a state-of-the-art research institute at the heart of the TB and HIV epidemics
should apply for fellowship positions at K-RITH. Fellows will spend the year living and working in
Durban, South Africa. Students should have previous research experience and a strong interest
in infectious disease. Medical Fellows at Janelia receive an annual compensation of $29,000;
medical and dental insurance; furnished on-campus housing; round-trip moving expense
reimbursement up to $1,500; and a research allowance of $5,500 for research-related
enrichment activities (Med Fellows regional events, HHMI investigator meetings, scientific
conferences), research-related books, and courses. Medical Fellows at K-RITH receive an
annual stipend of $29,000; an allowance of $11,000 for medical, dental, and vision insurance,
evacuation insurance, roundtrip travel to Durban, South Africa, and to the Medical Fellows'
Scientific Meeting; and services of a relocation specialist upon arrival in South Africa. The
application process involves a prescreening application (November 1, 2013), interviews (late
November/early December), and a full application (January 11, 2014).
National Institutes of Health
Medical Research Scholars Program
http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp/index.html
1/15/2014
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Synopsis:
This program is a comprehensive, year-long residential research enrichment program
designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students
to the intramural campus of the NIH (Bethesda, MD). Student scholars engage in a mentored
basic, clinical, or translational research project that matches their research interests and career
goals. The academic curriculum offers lectures on seminal basic, translational and clinical
research topics that highlight the continuum of discovery, as well as issues in bioethics, science
policy and emerging technologies, training in clinical protocol development and the conduct of
human subjects research, participation in clinical teaching rounds focusing on NIH research
patients, and academic leadership and drug development training. Participants receive an
annual stipend of $33,700 and housing is provided.
JS Rubin
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National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center
Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/scholars-fellows-global-health.aspx
Deadline: See individual Support Center information.
Synopsis:
This program provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative
research environment for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income
countries to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. Support Centers
identify postdoctoral Fellows and doctoral Scholars. See each Support Center website for
specific application deadlines, eligibility, program areas, and additional information.
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases (NIDDK)
Medical Student Research Training Program
http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Funding/TrainingCareerDev/MSRTGuidelines.htm
1/15, 4/15 each year
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Synopsis:
This program is funded via “supplemental slots” to NIDDK training grants (T32) and is
designed to provide medical students with a mentored research training experience. Only
students able to commit a minimum of 9 months, up to a maximum of 12 months, full time, may
apply. NIH has set aside funds to support 8-10 students per year nationwide. Support consists
of a stipend (at the current NIH predoctoral stipend level) as well as $4,200 for research support
and health insurance, and $1,000 for travel to a scientific meeting. Confirmation of funding will
be made before March 1 for January submissions and before June 1 for April submissions.
National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/med-students/index.cfm
Mid-January each year for admission in the following summer
Synopsis:
This is a one-year program involving laboratory, epidemiological, or clinical research
related to environmental health issues. Students work under the direction of a principal
investigator at the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research. Most projects take place at the
NIEHS central campus at Research Triangle Park, NC while some investigators are located at
the NIH central campus in Bethesda, MD. Students are provided with a stipend ($28,000) and
the preceptor receives a lab budget. The Division of Intramural Research activities include the
National Toxicology Program Research, toxicogenomics, epidemiological studies to identify
environmental factors, intervention and prevention studies to reduce exposure, and molecular
medicine.
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Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation
Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship
http://www.phrmafoundation.org/index.php?option=com_award&task=sdetail&id=20
2/1/2014
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Synopsis:
The fellowship is offered to medical or dental students who have substantial interests in
research and teaching careers in pharmacology - clinical pharmacology and who are willing to
spend full-time in a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit.
Fellowships are available for a minimum period of six months or any period of time up to 24
months. The program offers funding of up to $1,500 per month and may be used towards the
stipend, tuition or affiliated fees for the Fellow with a maximum stipend of $18,000. The
commitment must be full-time. Awards will begin on July 1, 2014. The student may undertake
this investigative effort at their own school or at another institution.
Research to Prevent Blindness
Medical Student Fellowships
http://www.rpbusa.org/rpb/grants/grants/#medical_student_fellowships
1/1 and 7/1 each year
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Synopsis:
This fellowship, which must take place prior to the third or fourth year of medical school
and provides $30,000, allows medical students to devote time to the pursuit of a research
project. Applications must be submitted by the Chairs of Departments of Ophthalmology.
Rockefeller University
Year-Off Training Program for Graduate or Medical Students in Clinical and
Translational Science
http://www.rockefeller.edu/ccts/training/medstudentprogram
10/4/2013
Synopsis:
This program provides opportunities for students who are enrolled in graduate or
medical degree programs to engage in biomedical research at the Rockefeller Center for
Clinical and Translational Science. In an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical
research, trainees work under the supervision of leading clinical and translational scientists,
selecting from among the 75 different laboratories on the Rockefeller campus. In addition,
trainees participate in didactic programs and lectures developed for Clinical Scholars. The
current annual stipend is $31,600 and is adjusted yearly.
JS Rubin
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Rush University Medical Center
Clinical Research Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction
http://www.med.upenn.edu/mdresearchopps/documents/OrthopaedicsRUSH2013.docx
Synopsis:
This one-year fellowship, which provides salary support, is awarded to a rising fourthyear medical student who is a competitive future candidate for a residency in orthopaedic
surgery. Under the mentorship of Dr. Craig Della Valle [<[email protected]>, 312735-3475], the research fellow leads their own studies as well as collaborates with residents,
fellows, and attendings. Daily activities include: developing research hypotheses and performing
literature reviews; composing research protocols; drafting and submitting IRB proposals;
interacting with, recruiting, and examining patients; collecting, organizing, and analyzing clinical
research data; preparing and submitting results for academic publication and presentation to
peers. This fellowship also provides the opportunity to be mentored in a clinical setting; to learn
and hone clinical exam skills; to observe and partake in surgeries; and to attend weekly lectures
and conferences with Rush orthopaedic residents and faculty. Further information on Dr. Della
Valle's research program and publications: http://www.rushortho.com/Craig_Della_Valle.cfm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=craig+della+valle
Sarnoff (Stanley J.) Endowment for Cardiovascular Science
Fellowship Program
http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Program
1/8/2014
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Synopsis:
This Program offers medical students enrolled the opportunity to spend a year
conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility. Although applicants may have prior
research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior
research experience, including from second and third year medical students. Fourth year
medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting
graduation deferment. Fellowship awardees receive: $30,000 stipend, Allowances up to $5,500
for travel to select a Preceptor and Fellowship laboratory, moving expenses, health insurance,
Financial support to attend the Sarnoff Annual Scientific Meeting and American Heart
Association Scientific Sessions, Funds (up to $1,350) for travel to present a paper, based on
Fellowship research, at two national conferences. Students are strongly encourage students to
spend the Fellowship year at an institution other than their medical school, but requests for
exceptions to this policy will be considered based.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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University of California at Los Angeles/Program in Global Health - Center for AIDS
Research and Education
South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)
http://www.uclasaphir.com/
2/28/2014
Synopsis:
SAPHIR is an 11-month training program in HIV prevention research in Latin America for
pre- and post-doctoral physician researchers from the U.S. SAPHIR trainees participate in a
combined program of didactic and practical training in one of the key areas of HIV prevention
research (Behavioral Prevention, Biomedical Prevention, Therapeutics, Epidemiology,
Basic/Translational Science, and Health Policy) in Lima, Peru or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Trainees
work with a pair of mentors from UCLA and one of the collaborating institutions in Peru
(Asociacion Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion, Asociacion Civil Via Libre, Universidad Peruana
Cayetano Heredia, and U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit-6) or Brazil (Fundacao Oswaldo
Cruz/Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas). In addition, all trainees participate in a
structured program of weekly didactic lectures and conferences addressing key issues of HIV
prevention research in Latin America. All trainees are provided with a stipend to help cover the
cost of living expenses (housing, meals, local transportation) as well as round-trip airfare from
their hometown to UCLA and from UCLA to their international site. Current stipend levels are
$18,000 for Lima and $22,000 for Rio de Janeiro. Trainees also have the opportunity to
compete for seed grant funding to support their original research projects.
University of Pennsylvania/Department of Dermatology
Predoctoral Research Fellowships
http://www.med.upenn.edu/dermres/research.html
Applications are accepted at any time.
Synopsis:
The goal of this program is to train Research Fellows to become independent
investigators in either academics or industry. Each Research Fellow works under the direction
of a faculty mentor and takes part in Departmental seminars and journal clubs. The University
also provides special seminars covering multiple areas including safe laboratory techniques,
ethics, grant writing, and career opportunities. There are one-six positions available each year.
The Department has a long history of successful research in cutaneous biology and clinical
epidemiology.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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University of Pennsylvania/Department of Radiation Oncology
Predoctoral Research Fellowships
http://www.med.upenn.edu/mdresearchopps/documents/CancerBiologyT32fact_sheet2012.doc
Synopsis:
The purpose of this program is to provide a mentored state-of-the-art research training
experience in cancer and radiation biology, including cancer treatment and radiation therapy.
Trainees will receive a broad exposure to cancer biology and cancer management; the
integration of radiation and other forms of cancer treatment into scientific inquiry and the clinical
treatment of cancer. Trainees will complete one or more research projects, prepare and submit
manuscript(s) based on their research efforts, and present their results at national or
international scientific venues. Two pre-doctoral positions are available.
University of Pennsylvania/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Student Fellowship
http://pathology.uphs.upenn.edu/Education/FellowshipPrograms/edu_fellow_prog_studentfellow.aspx
Applications are accepted year round but are preferred before January 1st for anticipated
start date in June/July of the same year.
Synopsis:
The Special Study Experience in Anatomic Pathology or Laboratory Medicine (Clinical
Pathology) provides students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of either or both in a
working fellowship which includes research and independent study. The structure of the
fellowship is flexible to permit the student to tailor the program to his or her interests. The
student earns $27,000 and, in addition, the program covers student fees and health insurance,
and provides for travel to a national meeting.
JS Rubin
http://columbiamedicine.org/research/IMIG%20funding.pdf
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