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Each year, CURE partners with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Medical Research Fellows Program to provide financial support for medical students 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 research training by engaging in basic, translational or applied biomedical research for a full year at academic or nonprofit institutions.

The program attracts approximately 250 high-achieving medical, dental, and veterinary student applicants annually. The rigorous application process requires selection of a mentor, preparation of a brief research proposal and delineation of a training plan. HHMIAwardees receive a stipend and allowances to cover expenses related to their participation in the program. The competition opens in August each year, with an application deadline in early January.

In 2016, HHMI and its partner organizations awarded fellowships to 66 medical and veterinary students from 34 schools across the nation. In addition to their normal activities, HHMI-CURE Medical fellows are expected to become involved with the CURE network by presenting their research findings at conferences and meeting with potential mentors in the field. CURE supports up to 2 fellowships each year.

CURE is proud to partner with the HHMI's Medical Research Fellows Program in effort to help identify and develop the next generation of physician-scientists in the field of epilepsy research.

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2016 CURE-HHMI Fellows
John Andrews
Yale School of Medicine
Mentor: Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
   Matthew Stern
Emory University School of Medicine
Mentor: Robert Gross, MD, PhD


2015 CURE-HHMI Fellows
Kun Wei Song
Duke University School of Medicine
Mentor: James O. McNamara, MD
  


2014 CURE-HHMI Fellows
Sattar Khoshkhoo
University of California, San Francisco,
School of Medicine

Mentor: Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD
   Adam Kundishora
Yale University School of Medicine
Mentor: Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD


2013 CURE-HHMI Fellows
Abhijeet Gummadavelli
Yale University School of Medicine
Mentor: Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
   Ethan Ludmir
Duke University School of Medicine
Mentor: James O. McNamara, MD

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For further information on the program, visit: www.hhmi.org/medfellowships or e-mail medfellows@hhmi.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURE For questions, please contact Julie Milder at the CURE office, 312.255.1801, or email julie@cureepilepsy.org.

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