Now Accepting Applications - Deadline January 15, 2016


The David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award 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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Application Process

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. A biosketch of faculty mentor.
  6. Brief description of other projects that the mentor is working on.
  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.


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Award Information

Up to five grants will be awarded with a stipend of $4,000 each for student research projects in the summer of the award year. The stipend will be paid directly to the sponsoring institution 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 Student Fellowships Awards 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. 

Contact information

Office of Trustees & Fellowship Affairs
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029-5202
Tel: 212-419-3544
Fax: 212-419-3615

Current & Previous Recipients

Jemma Alarcón

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Inconsistently Wrong: Point-In-Time Homeless Counts in the United States

Brooke Hyman

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Prevalence of HIV Infection among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers after the Implementation of Option B+ in Rwanda

Marquis Peacock

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Utilizing Targeted, User-Experience Driven Online Media to Educate Patients on Cardiovascular Nutrition

Daniel Riggins

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Influence of Incarceration on Outcomes for Opioid-Dependent Individuals

Rohini Rau-Murthy

Ellis Medicine

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Schenectady Asthma Support Collaborative: A Coordinated Community-Based Approach to Reducing the Burden of Asthma


Alice Zhang

University of Maryland Medical School of Research

Disadvantage, Trauma, and Emotional Regulation in Children: the Role of Families in Moderating Physiological Stress Responses

Anna Chang

The City College of the City University of New York, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Information

Assessment of Access to Resources for Healthy Diet and Physical Activity in an Urban Community Health Center Population

Elizabeth Ackley and Amulya Iyer

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Sexual, Reproductive and Preventive Needs of Young Men in La Romana

Nicholas Hutchings

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Identifying Risk Factors for Fragility Fractures among Elderly Armenians: Initiating Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Stephanie Baker

Georgia Regents University

Identifying Perceived Needs and Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Peruvian Women


Giffin Daughtridge

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pensylvania

I Am Men’s Health: Generating Community Adherence to a Prophylactic HIV Truvada Program

Maya Koenig-Dzialowski

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Filling the Gap: A Needs-Assessment of Adolescents in Kampala, Uganda

Adam Chamberlain

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Attitudes About a Community-Based Buprenorphine Treatment (CBBT) Intervention Among Syringe Exchange  Participants    

Gabriel Perreault

New York University School of Medicine

Exploring the Role of Ethnographic Data in a Longitudinal Study  of the Effects of Social Context, Culture, and Minority Status on Depression and Anxiety in Latino Young Adults

Leandra Fraser

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Future Aspirations Among Youth with Perinatal HIV Infection


Alexandra Coromilas

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University

HPV and Anal Dysplasia in HIV Positive Young Men who Have Sex with Men

Sarah Jukaku

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health 

The influence of post-industrial economic decay on preterm birth and low birth weight: An ecologic study in Detroit

Masayo Ozaki

Camiri, Bolivia

Assessment of mortality due to Chagas disease in indigenous communities in Bolivia

Edison Tsui

International Community Health Services, Seattle

A Multi-language Population Health Management for the Care of Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Hypertension

Victoria Claire Vaughan

CerviCusco, Cusco, Peru

Dia Del Mercado – cervical cancer screening in the marketplace


Isabel Sofia Bazan

NYU School of Medicine / Bellevue Hospital Center

Dissemination of a Health Literacy Intervention to Improve Provider-Patient Communication of Medication Instructions and Decrease Outpatient Pediatric Medication Errors

Benjamin George

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Comparative Effectiveness Study to Evaluate Telemedicine as a Means to Increase Access to Specialty Care for Those with Parkinson’s Disease in Nursing Homes

Pachida Lo

The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

Collaboration with Hmong Traditional Healers to Increase Awareness of Hepatitis B Screening

Nicholas Rademacher

Bushikori Christian Centre

Parental Attitude Towards Childhood Vaccines In Eastern Uganda

Govind Rangrass

University of Michigan Medical Center

Disparities to Access High Quality Hospital for Surgical Care

Jonathan Robbins

RTI International

Dental Care Utilization on Oral Health Needs Among Female Methamphetamine Users in San Francisco

Matthew A. Rysavy

University of Iowa

Factors Influencing the Rate of Spontaneous Rupture at Nhamatanda Hospital, Mozambique, from 2004-


Saira Siddiqui

Columbia University Infant Sickle Cell Project

Health Information Disparities Related to Sickle Cell Disease in a Dominican American Population

William Ulmer

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Effect of Aquiring a Second Opinion and Prostate Cancer Care Delivery and Outcomes for Minorities

Grettel Zamora-Berridi

University of Michigan Medical School

Understanding the Association of Contaminated Corn Sources and the Incidence of Neural Tube Defects in Guatamala

2009– No Grants Awarded

Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed

University of Michigan Medical School

Understanding the Role of Fumonism FB1 in the Etiology of Neural Tube Defects in Guatemala

Patricia Kuan-Pei Foo

Stanford University School of Medicine

The Spread of Insecticide-Treated Bednets Through Social Learning: Evaluating the Social Network Effects of an Experimental Intervention in Rural India

Deborah Y. Ho

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Expanding the Use of Insecticide-Treated Nets in Rural Tanzania Through Assessment of Obstacles to Effective Use

Christina Marie Hupman

Medical College of Georgia

Assessment of the impact of cervical cancer prevention educational videos for Quechua and Spanish speaking Peruvian women

Sonia Amal Lazreg

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Evaluating and Sustaining a Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Peer-Education Program for School Age Children in Rural Tanzania

Yue Monica Li

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Determining the Incidence and Causes of Perinatal Mortality in the villages of CRHP, India

Sujal Manoj Parikh

University of Michigan Medical School

Neuropsychological, Cognitive and Academic Benefits of a Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Intervention for HIV-infected Ugandan School Children

Adam Schwartz

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Assessing the prevalence and etiology of anemia among pregnant women in rural India

2007(Coming Soon)
2006(Coming Soon)

Christy Boraas Alsleben

University of Minnesota Medical School

The Future of Emergency Contraception Access: Patient and Future Provider Perspectives from Guatamala and the United States

Ashita Satish Batavia

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Field Evaluation of the Acceptability to Health-Care Providers of Using Rapid Syphilis Diagnostics

Emma Ester Bendana

Albany Medical College

Evaluation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, lupus) in Nicaraguan Women

Gina Marie Clark

University of Iowa College of Medicine

The Impact of Migration on HIV Vaccine Development in the Western Cape, South Africa

Rishikesh P. Dalal

Washington University School of Medicine

Documenting the Incidence of Acute Primary HIV Infection (PHI) within Various Risk Groups in Johannesburg, South Africa

Alissa Detz & Hemal Kanzaria

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine & University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Improving Epidemiologic Surveillance of HIV/AIDS in San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Elnaz Firoz & Lauren Wasson

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission at Salud Publica in La Romana, Dominican Republic: Programmatic Needs Assessment and Planning for Improvement

Michael Gee

Emory University School of Medicine

Effects of Rapid Response HIV Testing on Risky Sexual Behavior in MSM Youth

Mary Ellen T. Gilder

Albany Medical College

Health Needs Assessment of Internally Displaced Persons in Karen State, Burma

Katie Greenzang

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) in Sequential as Compared with Integrated Treatment in Patients Co-Infected with HIV and Tuberculosis in Durban, South Africa

Joyce Imahiyerobo & Nneka Offor

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Exploring the Viability of Community Health Insurance Programs (CHI) as a Mechanism for Financing Health Care in Poor Communities of West Gambia, Africa

Naana Afua Jumah

Harvard Medical School

Cultural Valuation of Obesity and Healthy Body Weight Education Program

Meera Kotagal

Harvard Medical School

Exploring the Cultural Context of HIV/AIDS Care Provision in Cape Town, South Africa

Alexandra Leader

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Development of International Maternal-Child Health Education Program for Mothers Living in New York and Bolivia

Carter Charlotte Lebares

University of Minnesota Medical School

Powderhorn Park Peer Pregnancy Prevention Program (P6)

Michelle Moniz

Washington University School of Medicine

Prevention and Therapy of HIV/AIDS Lusaka, Zambia

Neil Anthony-Smith Nixdorf

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The Impact of a Human Rights Approach Towards AIDS Prevention: A Ugandan Case Study

Eugene T. Richardson

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

An Ecological Analysis of the Factors that Contributed to the 1998 Global Dengue Epidemic

Shonali Saha

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Urban Village Community Determines the Agenda for Programming: A Three Fold Needs Assessment Conducted by Female Peer Educators of Delhi, India Regarding HIV/AIDS Services, Substance Abuse Treatment and Other Holistic Crisis Recovery Services

Justin Adam Schram

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Assessing Community Health in a Tz'tujil Maya Village upon Reconstruction of Hospitalito Santiago Atitlan: A Synthesis of Ethnographic and World Health Survey Data

Scott Alan Simpson

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Health Utilization and Outcomes Among Patients of Medical Student-Run Health Clinics

Eliza Hayes Slate

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Effects of Maternal Health Literacy on Infant Access to and Utilization of Health Care Services

Matthew C. Swan

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The Need for and Beliefs about Counseling in Urban Kenya: A Study Towards Expanding Services in a Community-Based Clinic

Geoffrey Huang Tison

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Safeguarding Blood: Understanding the Culture and the Epidemiology Behind the Threat of HIV on China's Blood Supply

Christopher Julius Trindade

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Expression of IL-7R? and IL-15R? in CD8+ Memory T-cells in SIV251 Infected Rhesus Macaques

Katharine Anne Willoughby

Univeristy of California, Davis School of Medicine

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Muslim Women in the Sacramento Area


Eric R. Arzubi

Yale University School of Medicine

The Mental Health Implications of a Successful Literacy Intervention in Struggling 3rd Grade Readers in New Haven, CT

Suhani S. Bora

University of Michigan Medical School

Theatre as a Tool for Social Change: Identifying Strategies to Prevent Domestic Violence in South Asian Communities of Southeast Michigan

Mark F. Brady

Brown Medical School

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) for HIV-Infected Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia

James F. Cowan

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Developing a Novel Tool to Improve Patient-Provider Communication and Patient Safety in Acute Care Settings with a Focus on Urban Minority Populations

Constantine A. Demetracopoulos

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Incorporating Prevention and HIV Testing and Counseling in a Free Primary Care Clinic

Kerry Nai Pan Kay

Tufts University School of Medicine

Improving Diabetes Efforts across Language and Literacy

Laura Korin

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

HIV Status, Race/Ethnicity and Relationship with the Healthcare System

Nancy A. Levy

New York University School of Medicine

Chronic Hepatitis B Infection in New York City: A Local Snapshot

Mary A. Piscitello

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

An Epidemiological and Community-Based Approach to Mother-Child HIV Infection in La Romana, the Next Step

Thai Lan Nguyen Tran

University of Vermont College of Medicine

The Consistency of Condom Use among Female Sex Workers in Vietnam

Yen Ngoc Truong

Tufts University School of Medicine

Stigma and Discrimination Faced by People Living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

Pavithra Venkat

Yale School of Medicine

Perceptions of Contraceptive Safety, Efficacy and Side Effects among Low Income Latina and Non-Latina Women

John A. Villanueva

University of Minnesota Medical School

Insights on HIV and Condoms among Teens in the South Bronx: Study of Perceptions that Influence a Teen's Choice to Practice Safe Sex

Tanyaporn Wansom

University of Michigan Medical School

A Grassroots Response to the War on Drugs: Harm Reduction by and for Intravenous Drug Users in Thailand

Lisa Jun-Pei Wong

Stanford University School of Medicine

Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Mutation in Infants in Mexico: Implications for Immunization Policies in Developing Countries

David Ping-Hsin Wu

University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Community-Based HIV Prevention and Testing among Clients at the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic, Pacific Beach and Downtown Sites

Julie A. Yee

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Evaluating the Stigma of HIV-seropositivity as a Means to Assist with the Recruitment and Acceptance of HIV Vaccine Trial Participants in Soweto, South Africa

Warren K. Young

Brown Medical School

A Cross-Sectional Study of Serum 25 Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Children and Adolescents from an Urban Environment


Bebell, Lisa Marie and Douglas B. Berger

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

An Epidemiological and Community-Based Approach to Maternal-Newborn HIV Infection in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Burkey, Matthew David

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Narratives of Recovery Project

Delgado, Mucio Christopher

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Gaining Trust and Participation in Clinical Research Among Hispanics: Study of Patient and Provider Experiences in AIDS and Gastroenterology Clinical Trials in Puerto Rico

Drain, Paul Kevin

School of Medicine, University of Washington

Selenium Supplementation and Genital Tract Shedding of HIV-1 Among Women in Kenya

Goldberg, Joshua Benjamin

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Factors Contributing to Breast Cancer Treatment Adherence: Socio-Economic Status versus Race/Ethnicity

Goodrich, Suzanne Porter

Indiana University School of Medicine

SHARE: A Study of HIV/AIDS Related Education

Huang, Angela Chia-Mei

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

An Investigation of Caregiver Stress in Parents of Severely Emotional Disturbed Children Enrolled in a Public Residential Treatment Program Using Participatory Action Research 

Kalil, Dominique

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Food, Culture and Genetics: A Study of Adolescent Obesity in San Antonio, Texas

Liu, Constance Wei-fang

Case Western Reserve University

Food Environment Described by Measures of Healthy Food Selection

Loiselle, Christopher R.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Psychological Determinants of Tuberculosis Susceptibility

Moon, Byung Joon

New York Medical College

AIDS Prevention Program Proposal: Assessment of Clinical and Cultural Boundaries in AIDS/HIV Treatment and Prevention in South Korea

Scott, Randolph D.

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

JEWEL: Juniors Educated With an Empowering Lifestyle

Shirk, Arianna McLain

Wake Forest University School of Medicine: Bowman Gray Campus

Attitudes and Training of Healthcare Providers in Relation to Screening to Identify Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence

Shue, Peter Lee

New York University School of Medicine

Prevalence of GBV-C Viremia in the HIV-Infected Pediatric Population of New York City and It's Association in Improving Mortality

Spector, Andrew Robert

University of Michigan

Assisting Alcoholics in their Quest to Quit Smoking

Turek, Eva Margo

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

HIV-Positive Pregnant Women at CEMI and Adherence to HAART