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Parker B. Francis (PBF) Summer Fellowship Program - Application deadline February 3, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The PBF Summer Fellowship Program provides valuable and unique medical research opportunities for Kansas City area undergraduate students pursuing careers in medicine and medical research.

The Parker B. Francis (PBF) Summer Fellowship Program, funded by the Francis Family Foundation, supports promising undergraduate students for a 35 hrs per week, 11-week summer research fellowship with an experienced scientific mentor in an academic research setting. The goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue careers in research related to lung disease. Successful applicants will be students interested in pursuing a career in science or medicine. Summer fellows work as temporary student employees at the University of Kansas. The PBF Summer Fellowship provides a $10/hr salary to the student for the 11-week work/study period starting the Wednesday after Memorial Day and ending on the first Thursday August. The student is responsible for housing and transportation and is expected to comply with all University of Kansas laboratory regulations and training requirements.

Application, Information and Instructions, and Recommendation Form may be found at:

http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/internal-medicine/clinical-divisions/pulmonary-and-critical-care/undergraduate-summer-research-fellowship.html

Application deadline: February 3, 2020

The PBF Summer Fellowships support promising undergraduate students for full-time 11 week summer research fellowships.

  • PBF Summer Fellows are matched with faculty mentors at the University of Kansas who direct their summer research work.
  • They participate in bi-weekly meetings, led by Dr. Dhillon, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and PBF Summer Fellowship Advisor; the meetings provide an opportunity for the fellows to participate in research discussions and give oral presentations on their research work.

The Summer Fellows give PowerPoint presentations of their research work at a PBF Research Presentation Day with the full group of Summer Fellows and Mentors, the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, other invited faculty, the PBF Fellowship Program Scientific Director, and Francis Family Foundation representatives. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue careers in research related to lung disease. Research projects with broad relevance to lung diseases will be considered. Successful applicants will be students interested in pursuing a career in science or medicine. The PBF Summer Fellowships are funded by the Francis Family Foundation through the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute. 
Summer fellows will work as temporary student employees at the University of Kansas. The student is responsible for housing and transportation and is expected to comply with all University of Kansas laboratory regulations and training requirements.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at the time of application and have:

  • a cumulative grade point average > 3.0
  • completed college-level introductory courses in chemistry and biology
  • plans to pursue a career in medicine or science

U.S. citizenship or hold a U.S. permanent resident visa

For general program or application questions:

Melanie Monsees, mmonsees@kumc.edu

Laurie St. Gelais, Laurie.St.Gelais@uvmhealth.org

 



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