Skip to main content

Self Graduate Fellowship

Students who receive the Self Graduate Fellowship receive annual support for four years through appointment as a graduate research assistant or a graduate teaching assistant. The fellowship offers a special opportunity for U.S. citizens seeking a Ph.D. in one of the biomedical science programs at KUMC.  All fellows must actively participate in the Fellow Development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in communication, management, and leadership to assist Self Graduate Fellows in preparation for future leadership roles, complementing the specialized education and training provided in the Ph.D. programs. Fellows interact with nationally prominent experts to gain broad knowledge of public policy issues. A capstone of the development program is an intensive public policy seminar held in Washington, D.C.

Self Graduate Fellows are selected for their vision, career goals, and achievements. They are able to set and attain goals, show leadership potential and motivation, and possess a strong work ethic. Fellows also demonstrate initiative, passion for achievement and lifelong learning, and make a commitment to participate in the Fellow Development Program. For more information, please visit the Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship website

Current KUMC Self Fellows

Diana Acevedo
PhD student in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Mentor: Dr. Nikki Cheng
2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow

Matthew Schaich
PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Bret Freudenthal
2016-2020 Self Graduate Fellow

Nadia Alissa
PhD student in Cancer Biology
Mentor: Dr. Nikki Cheng
2018-2022 Self Graduate Fellow

Stephen Shannon
PhD student in Anatomy and Cell Biology
Mentor: Dr. Paul Trainor
2015-2019 Self Graduate Fellow

Brae Bigge
PhD student in Anatomy and Cell Biology
Mentor: Dr. Prachee Avasthi
2018-2022 Self Graduate Fellow

Alex VonSchulze
PhD student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Mentor: Drs. Paige Geiger and John Thyfault
2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow

Max Fairlamb
PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Bret Freudenthal
2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow

Ian Weidling
PhD student in Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Russell Swerdlow
2015-2019 Self Graduate Fellow

Alexandra Machen
PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Aron Fenton
2015-2019 Self Graduate Fellow











Last modified: Oct 05, 2018
ID=x29920