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
Ashley Archer - PhD student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Michael A. Cooper - PhD student in Neurosciences
Max Fairlamb - PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Andrea Freemyer - PhD student in Neurosciences
Alexandra Machen - PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Matthew Schaich - PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Stephen Shannon - PhD student in Anatomy and Cell Biology
Alex VonSchulze - PhD student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Ian Weidling - PhD student in Neuroscience

Last modified: Oct 18, 2017
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