Pathology

  • Medical Student Education

    The Emory D. Warner Medical Student Research Fellowship

    DESCRIPTION: The Emory Warner Fellowship is designed to give medical students valuable research experience exploring the cellular and molecular basis of disease. Fellows take 12 months out of their medical school curriculum to work closely with a faculty member in one of the Department of Pathology research laboratories. At present, faculty members in Pathology have active research programs in immunology, inflammation and vascular biology, microbiology, neuroscience, signaling and cell death, tumor biology and cancer, and virology. Medical students choose the laboratory to perform their research and select a project with guidance from the faculty mentor. The fellowship was established to honor Dr. Emory Warner, a former Head of Pathology at the University of Iowa, and his long-standing commitment to providing a stimulating research experience for medical students.

    ELIGIBILITY: Medical students may apply for the Emory Warner Fellowship after completion of the Medical Pathology courses. The 12 month fellowship may take place any time prior to graduation from the College of Medicine. Students must be in good academic standing in order to be eligible.

    SUPPORT: The Emory Warner Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $28,000. During the fellowship year, students are registered with the College of Medicine to maintain health insurance, a cost paid by the fellowship award. The Emory Warner Fellowship also provides funds to attend a national scientific meeting directly related to the research project.

    APPLICATION: Medical students interested in the Emory Warner Fellowship should submit the following by email to Dr. Thomas Waldschmidt (thomas-waldschmidt@uiowa.edu) :

    • Current CV
    • Current CCOM transcript
    • Personal statement

    The deadline for all application material is February 1. Applicants do not need to identify a research mentor prior to application. This is accomplished once the Fellow has been selected. The personal statement should highlight any prior research experience, state the motivation for performing a year-long research fellowship and indicate how a research fellowship may influence future career goals. Please note that personal statements need not be Pathology-centric. The goal of the program is to provide a 12 month research fellowship to motivated students regardless of their future specialty.

    Students interested in applying or learning more about the Department of Pathology Emory Warner Fellowship are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas Waldschmidt at 319-335-8223 or thomas-waldschmidt@uiowa.edu.