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William H. Pearce, MD, Vascular Surgery Student Research Award

William H. Pearce, MDThrough the generous support of the Joseph B. & Marjorie M. Lanterman Endowed Research and Education Fund, we offer a mentored, 12-month research experience to one undergraduate or medical student each year. The award comes with a one-year commitment of full-time research (35-40 hours per week) and a $30,000 stipend in equal installment bi-annually after six and 12 months.

The goal of this program is to encourage the development of future surgeon-scientists by immersing awardees in intensive research experiences at an early yet critical time in their professional development. Award recipients will perform research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor selected from vascular and/or cardiovascular scientists at Northwestern University. Recipients will receive close faculty mentorship, integration with like-minded peers, exposure to career development activities and present their findings at a national or regional meeting and at the Department of Surgery Research Conference.

This award honors William H. Pearce,M.D., Emeritus Professor of Surgery, renowned vascular surgeon, scientist and educator at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Program Description

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How to Apply

The next deadline is March 1, 2024. Awards will be given based on candidate’s interest, commitment and demonstrated ability. 


Contact Us

For additional information and application materials, please contact Marsha Blunt at or 312-926-7775.

Program Director

Mark Eskandari, MD
System Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
The James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery
Professor of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Medical Education and Radiology

Award Recipients

Year Name Affiliation Current Training
2020 Joan Guitart Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Pathology, Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine
2021 James Du University of Iowa
2022 Kyle Prochno Thomas Jefferson University  Vascular Surgery, Houston Methodist
2023 Nidhi Reddy California Northstate University

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