Announcements/Upcoming Events

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students

Seeking African American/Black and Latino/a medical students interested in HIV vaccine research

DEADLINE: January 4, 2017

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. The complete Request for Applications can be found at   

Grant recipients will be mentored by HVTN-affiliated investigators while conducting research projects in areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and social science. Projects can be:

Short-Term Projects: 2-4 months

  • Timed with a summer break or fourth year research elective
  • Travel to an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US or abroad
  • Attend and present at an HVTN Conference
  • Maximum award of $20,000

Long-Term Projects: 9-12 months

  • Research at an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit in the US with up to 16 weeks at an international HIV Vaccine Trials Unit
  • Can be timed with a planned masters or doctoral program, or be a distinct, non-degree associated research-focused year
  • Attend two scientific conferences, including presenting at the HVTN conference
  • Maximum award of $60,000

Project Ideas
Project ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate a community engagement strategy of storytelling through social media accounts using images
  • Sexual risk behaviors and HIV awareness and attitudes among intravenous drug users
  • Droplet digital PCR quantitation of virus specific T cells during natural infection or after vaccination
  • BMI and relationship to HIV vaccine immune response
  • Willingness to participate in vaccine trials in South Africa

Application Materials
If you are interested in applying, visit and e-mail Jenna Udren, RAMP Program Manager, at  We will connect you with investigators who can assist you in selecting a project or topic of interest and potentially serve as a mentor for that project. The deadline for initial contact with mentors is December 7, 2016. Carefully read the Request for Applications before applying. Applications are due via the web-based application form by 5:00 pm PST on January 4, 2017.
Please note students need to make initial contact with a mentor by December 7! Jenna Udren, RAMP Project Manager, helps match students with mentors and so they should begin the matching process by emailing her at

HIV Grant


35th Annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Writing Competition

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 35th annual William Carlos Williams poetry writing competition during the 2016-2017 academic year.  The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and Canada.  Preliminary judging will be done by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and final judging will be by Richard M. Berlin, M.D., psychiatrist and poet from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


The entry deadline for the competition is Dec. 31, 2016.  Please see the attached document for additional information about the guidelines and rules for submissions.


Please contact Ann Williams at with any questions.

35th Annual William Carlos Williams


Externship opportunity:




    Quick Reference

    Phone: 336-716-4271
    Fax: 336-716-5807


    Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm


    Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 2nd Floor

    475 Vine St.  Winston-Salem, NC 27101

    Mailing Address:

    Office of Student Affairs
    Wake Forest Baptist Health
    PO Box 573184
    Winston Salem, NC 27157

    Find A Doctor Ways to Give
    Last Updated: 10-19-2016
    Comprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is RenewedMagnet Hospital RecognitionConsumer Choice2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

    Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.