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The 2007 Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Award is Offered

Applications for the 2007 Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience are now available to eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students pursuing training in the field of neuroscience.

Two awardees will be matched with a principal investigator to work on a research project in a laboratory in one of the following areas: blood-brain barrier and drug delivery into the CNS, immunology and cancer vaccine, gene therapy, gene discovery or advanced surgical technology.

Awardees are expected to submit an abstract or scientific paper on their research to a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery meeting at the end of their summer fellowship. If their abstract or paper is accepted for presentation, the Department of Neurosurgery will sponsor the awardee to attend the meeting in which his/her paper was accepted. Each award winner will receive special commendation from a representative of the Pauletta and Denzel Washington family at a ceremony for invited guests.

Financial Support

Financial support in the amount of $2,000/month for one undergraduate and $2,500/month for one graduate or medical student will be provided to two awardees during their summer fellowship within a research laboratory directed by Keith Black, M.D., at Cedars-Sinai. Further financial support to present their work at a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery meeting will also be given to each awardee.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate or medical student;
  • Applicants with an interest in neuroscience are eligible for this award. However, applicants that have not yet committed to a major in science are welcome;
  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Application and Deadline

The application for participation in the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is available by mail or you may download it here.

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 9, 2007. For more information or an application package, please contact Felicia M. Mayes, Program Coordinator, at (310) 423-0825.