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The application process for 2013 is now closed. Please check back at the end of 2013 for information on the 2014 cycle.
The Rogers Fellowship 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.
Competition is open to candidates attending medical or dental school in the United States. Funding will be provided for research projects lasting between ten (10) and twelve (12) weeks in the summer of the application year, 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. Students enrolled in combined MD/PhD programs are not eligible for this program. Additionally, eligible candidates are required to be a US citizen, permanent resident of the US, or authorized to work in the US for the period of time covered by this proposed award.
Applicants must provide the following as part of their online application:
1) Completed Application Cover Page.
2) Research proposal (not to exceed 1 page) which should outline the objective or intent of the Fellowship experience, as well as its content and structure and expected time frame. It should also include project title, applicant’s name, faculty mentor’s name, and research site. The font used should be Arial with a minimum 11 point type size.
3) A biographical sketch of the student, including research background, career goals and immediate goals for the research project.
4) A signed letter of support from faculty mentor, including the role of the student, a plan for the mentor’s direct supervision of the student’s research activities, and a plan for the student’s career development. Mentors are discouraged from sponsoring more than one student per award cycle.
5) An NIH biosketch of faculty mentor. (Sample at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/biosketchsample.doc)
6) A listing of the laboratory's current sources of grant support.
7) Documentation of mentor’s IRB or IACUC protocol approval or submission, if applicable. The complete protocol is not required, only the appropriate approval or submission cover page. Approvals for pending protocols must be in place by the start of the grant. In the case of animal research, include a copy of the institution's current HHS Animal Welfare Assurance approval or renewal letter, or a letter from the institution's research administration office affirming that the animal facility complies with all federal standards and has been so certified.
8) Completed and Signed Application Signature Pages 1 and 2
To begin the application process, click on the link below. You will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. Provided that you meet the program eligibility requirements, you will then be asked to register by creating a login and password. With your login and password, you will be able to access the online application, including the forms that you must upload and complete.
The application should work in all browsers. We recommend that you use Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer.
Up to five grants will be awarded with a stipend of $4,000 each for students research projects in the summer of the award year. The stipend will be paid directly to the student in two equal installments (at the beginning and end of the grant period). The second payment will be contingent upon the submission of a written report on the project. No institutional overhead charges will be paid. Announcement of the successful applicants for the David E. Rogers Fellowships will be made in time for a summer research project to commence. Student grantees are additionally expected to present their research findings at the Academy's annual Medical Student Forum in September following the summer of their project, to an audience of Academy Fellows, faculty mentors, research colleagues and fellow student grant awardees.
The mission of The New York Academy of Medicine is to advance the health of people in cities. Within this urban health framework, NYAM’s current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public’s health; and to implement interventions that eliminate health disparities.
Instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures and awards are contained within the description of each program. Please click on your program of interest for full details.
Tom F. Lue, MD, FACS, was awarded the 2013 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award during a reception at NYAM on April 10, 2013. Dr. Lue is Professor and Vice-Chair of Urology, Emil Tanagho Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, and Founder of the Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory at the University of California at San Francisco.
Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, delivered the 2013 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture on April 26, 2013 at NYAM. The subject of her lecture, which was sponsored by the NYAM Section on Dermatology, was Signature Nevi. Patients who have an increased number of moles tend to be consistent in the type of mole they produce, and the repetitive type for a given patient is that patient’s signature nevus. Patients with numerous melanocytic nevi, i.e., those who are moley, often produce a particular type of nevus, a so-called signature nevus.