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AMA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SEED GRANT PROGRAM, STUDENT RESEARCH FORUM

Applications for the following American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation research programs are available at amafoundation.org.  For questions, call (312)464-4200.

Seed Grant Research Program:  Provides grants of $2,500 to medical students to help them conduct basic science, applied, or clinical research projects in the following areas:  (1) cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases; (2) HIV/AIDS; (3) leukemia; (4) neoplastic diseases; and (5) secondhand smoke.    Questions can be e-mailed to seedgrants@ama-assn.org.

National and Regional Student Research Forums:  Offer young investigators the opportunity to present their research, receive feedback, and participate in discussions with peers and established scientists at a regional site.  Three regional forums are held prior to the national forum each year.  OSU medical students would submit their abstracts to the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum.

AAAAI  CHRYSALIS PROJECT

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is hosting the Chrysalis Project March 13-16, 2008, in Philadelphia, PA, during its annual meeting.  The project is designated specifically for medical students to increase awareness of the allergy/immunology field and knowledge of the pathogenesis and treatment of common allergic and immunologic diseases.  Participating students will also be introduced to existing networks of allergist/immunologists and explore various career paths.   Applications are available at aaaai.org/members/grants_awards/chrysalis.    

CDC OFFERS FELLOWSHIPS IN APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

The CDC Experience is a one-year fellowship in applied epidemiology and public health for medical students who have completed their second or third year of training.  The program is based at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Placements will be based as determined by the student’s areas of interest, which may include birth defects, injuries, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, environmental health, reproductive health, and minority health.   For more information, visit:  www.cdcfoundation.org/thecdcexperience. 


INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM SEEKS APPLICANTS

The AAMC is seeking applicants for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program, a clinical research training experience for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions.  The program offers one year of clinical research training to students in medical, osteopathic, or dental school, as well as to students enrolled in doctoral-level programs in schools of public health, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine.  Participants will experience
mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in a diverse group of countries.   For more information, go to: aamc.org/overseasfellowship.


HHMI OFFERS RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMS

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellowship: Enables medical and dental students to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any school or nonprofit research institution in the United States, excluding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.  For the 2008-09 program year, fellows will receive a $25,000 stipend, $5,500 to defray costs of health care and other expenses, and a $5,500 research allowance.  Go to hhmi.org/medfellowships/pos for an online application. 

HHMI-NIH Research Scholars (Cloister) Program: 
Enables medical and dental students to spend a year doing basic, translational, or applied biomedical research in one of the many laboratories on the NIH campus in Bethesda.  All scholars will be housed together on the NIH campus and select their preceptor and research project after arrival in Bethesda.  For the 2008-09 program year, participants will receive annual compensation of $27,000, health insurance, and other benefits.  Online applications are available at hhmi.org/cloister/pos. 

Note:  Students may apply to both HHMI programs in the same year.