Through the generous support of the Joseph B. & Marjorie M. Lanterman Endowed Research and Education Fund in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we are offering 12-month mentored research experience is being offered for undergraduate and medical students to perform clinical or basic science research.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.
This award honors Dr. William H. Pearce, a renowned vascular surgeon, scientist, and educator at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Pearce’s investigative interests ranged broadly, and included cell and molecular mechanisms of aneurysm formation, gene and stem cell therapy for critical limb ischemia, and clinical outcomes of interventional procedures. Education and leadership were central to Dr. Pearce’s work. Some of his most impactful contributions include:
1994-1995 Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship 1998-2010 Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery 2001-2002 Served as President of the American Association for Vascular Surgery 2004-2010 Served as Chairman of the American Vascular Association 2009 Established the NIH-funded Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program 2014 Inducted to the Teaching Hall of Fame at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Award recipients will perform research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor selected from vascular and/or cardiovascular researchers 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.
- 1- year commitment of full-time research (35-40 hours per week)
- $20,000 stipend in equal installments bi-annually after 6 and 12 months
- Awards will be given based on candidates’ interest, commitment, and demonstrated ability
- 1 awardee per year
Interested applicants can access the application here
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For additional information, please contact Jan Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-926-7775.
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Mark Eskandari, MD
Chief and Program Director, Division of Vascular Surgery
The James S.T. Yao, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery