Summer Research Fellowships in Comparative Medicine

The Department of Pathology/Section on Comparative Medicine of Wake Forest School of Medicine invites application from veterinary students for NIH-sponsored Summer Research Fellowships in Comparative Medicine.

Five 8-12 week positions are offered each year. These positions provide a unique opportunity for structured training in a research-intensive environment, with a focus on comparative disease pathophysiology in nonhuman primates and other species. Research opportunities include internationally recognized programs in aging, women's health, development, cardiovascular disease, cancer, regenerative medicine, diabetes, reproductive system disorders, and substance abuse. Training is provided in ethics, research design and methods, grant and manuscript writing, clinical research, and comparative pathology. Fellows are encouraged to present their findings at national meetings. The WFSM community consists of over 1000 faculty, with approximately $185M/year in research funding, spanning 41 academic departments and 26 Center or Institutes.

The Medical Center is the major employer in Winston-Salem, an affordable community of 240,000 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Applicants must be students in good standing at an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine, US citizens or permanent residents, and must be able to commit to at least 8 weeks of continuous participation in the program. Applications are requested by March 1st; early applications will be reviewed and offers may be made to highly competitive candidates.

Interested applicants should submit the following information:

  • a statement of goals and interests'
  • a curriculum vitae'
  • official undergraduate and veterinary school transcripts, and
  • 3 sealed letters of reference


Kylie Kavanagh VMS MVS MPH, Recruiting Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine
Section on Comparative and Molecular Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1040

Telephone: 336-713-1475
Fax: 336-716-1515

Wake Forest School of Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

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Training Programs in Comparative Medicine
Recruiting Director - T35
Kylie Kavanagh VMS MVS MPH

Tel: 336-713-1475
Fax: 336-716-1515

E-mail Dr. Kavanagh

Recruiting Director - All Others
Nancy Kock DVM PhD

Tel: 336-713-7389
Fax: 336-713-7395

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