The Yuma Friends of Arizona Health Sciences Fellowship is intended to provide seed grant funds to promising young clinical and basic investigators to encourage and stimulate quality research in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health, as well as the many subdisciplines within these colleges. The translation of advances in laboratory research into advances in patient care has long been a hallmark of the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and it is believed that these awards will help nurture young scientists who will someday alter the course of health care in America.
This is a $3,000 fellowship awarded to a PharmD or graduate student who is in his or her first two calendar years of graduate study and who is a full-time student enrolled at the University of Arizona in the colleges on the UAHS campus. Selection criteria include the significance and originality of the proposed study and the validity of the hypothesis and the feasibility of the methods and experiments to be used.
Recent recipients of the Yuma Friends of Arizona Health Sciences Fellowship are as follows:
- 2015-2016: Michael Kerins, Pharmacology & Toxicology
- 2014-2015: Nicholas McConnell, Drug Discovery & Development
- 2013-2014: Alyssa Hinchman, PharmD
- 2012-2013: Anika Dzierlenga, Pharmacology & Toxicology
- 2011-2012: Eric Wong, PharmD 2013
- 2010-2011: Patrick Allison, Pharmacology & Toxicology