CURE and HHMI Form Partnership to Foster Future Physician-Scientists in Epilepsy Research
Chicago, IL - CURE is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Medical Research Fellows Program. CURE will provide financial support for up to three medical students each year to conduct mentored research on epilepsy.
The goal of HHMI's Medical Research Fellows Program is to increase the number of future physician-scientists and medically-trained researchers by immersing medical, dental, and veterinary students in full-time research early in their professional education. This is done before students make plans for their residency or postgraduate training so that they can consider a career as a physician-scientist, dentist- or veterinarian-scientist. The Fellows gain the research training by engaging in basic, translational or applied biomedical research for a full year at academic or nonprofit institutions.
Each year the program attracts about 250 high-achieving medical, dental, and veterinary student applicants. The rigorous application process requires selection of a mentor, preparation of a brief research proposal and delineation of a training plan. This year HHMI and its partner organizations will fund as many as 82 fellows with CURE funding up to three of the fellowship recipients. Awardees receive a stipend and allowances to cover expenses related to their participation in the program. Each year the competition opens in August with an application deadline in early January.
In addition to their other activities HHMI-CURE Medical Fellows will be involved with the CURE network, attend a conference, present their research findings, and meet potential mentors in the field.
We are excited about this opportunity to help identify and develop the next generation of physician-scientists in the field of epilepsy research.
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted from August 2013 to January 11, 2014.
For further information on the program, visit: www.hhmi.org/medfellowships or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.