CNUCOP Summer Research Fellowship Program

The CNUCOP faculty is again offering during 2019 a summer research fellowship program, which is designed to encourage current students to engage in research/scholarship under the direction of a CNUCOP faculty member. This is the fourth year for our CNUCOP fellowship program.

Fellowship Program Overview

The College of Pharmacy will offer a total of three Summer Research Fellowships, under the following categories.

1) One or two basic science oriented research fellowship(s), which would be under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences.

2) One or two clinical science oriented research fellowship(s), which would be under the direction of a faculty member in the Clinical & Administrative Sciences Department.

A student selected to participate in any of these fellowships will have successfully demonstrated an excellent academic record. The student should also be interested in seriously pursuing a career involving a research component, upon completion of their PharmD degree (i.e., post-PharmD). This summer fellowship opportunity is for current first and second year students in the CNUCOP program.

A stipend of $4800 will be paid for 8 weeks (40 hours per week) of full time work. The start date is May 31 and the completion date is July 26.

These summer research fellowships are primarily intended for students who have a serious interest in PharmD related research as a possible career path. Such career paths could include, but are not limited to: 1) Post-PharmD residencies and fellowships, 2) Future PharmD faculty positions, 3) PharmD careers in the pharmaceutical industry. However, students who accept a summer research fellowship are not obligated to a particular career path after obtaining their PharmD degree.

The required application form is being provided as a separate document. Completed applications and related materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Fitzpatrick by 5 PM (PST) on Wednesday March 20, 2019. The email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The selection of summer fellowship awardees will be made by Assistant Dean Fitzpatrick, in conjunction with the CNUCOP research committee. The fellowship award winners will be based on the student’s academic record, personal statement, letter of recommendation, as well as overall motivation and interest in research/scholarship. Dr. Fitzpatrick will notify awardees by April 17, 2019.

Student Awardees are expected to present a summary of their summer research findings to the CNUCOP faculty, as well as do a podium presentation at the annual CNU Research Day event. Acceptance of a CNUCOP summer research fellowship precludes work on another research fellowship during the same time period.

If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Fitzpatrick. The pertinent contact information is shown here.

Leo R. Fitzpatrick Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Research Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
Office Number 251
California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
9700 West Taron Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Phone: 916-686-8364
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

APPLICATION FOR THE CNUCOP SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (2019)

Please submit the personal information requested below and also answer all the related questions. Utilize the space according to your specific application. If you need more space than provided within these four pages, use no more than one extra page when submitting the application.

Also, submit the required reference letter, but not from your proposed faculty mentor. Finally, also submit an unofficial CNUCOP transcript, in conjunction with your application.

Name: _________________________________________

E-Mail:__________________________________________

Mailing Address: _________________________________

City/State:  _______________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________

PharmD Class (P1 or P2): ___________________________

Faculty Mentor: ___________________________________

 

Personal Statement - Please answer the following questions:

1. Why is this research fellowship program attractive to you? Would it affect your choice of a career after receiving your PharmD degree?

 

 

 

2. Provide any general evidence you can that shows your interest in research/scholarship. If you had previous research experience, indicate the professor or person with whom you worked and their institutional affiliation.

 

 

 

3. Describe your previous research experience (if applicable), including any presentations or publications.

 

 

 

4. Describe your educational background (past and current University/College attendance). Comment on your academic progress at CNUCOP.

 

 

 

Letter of Reference: One letter of reference is required. Please obtain this letter from someone qualified to assess your qualifications for this summer fellowship program and have the letter submitted confidentially to Dr. Leo Fitzpatrick (Assistant Dean of Research). The email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Interest Areas:  If you were to be selected for this program, under which professor’s guidance would you wish to work?   Explain your choice and answer.

 

 

 

 

Have you discussed your interest and the possibility of summer work with the professor?

Yes _______ No _______

 

Student Agreement: I certify that the above statements are true. I further state that if I am selected for this program; I agree to provide a progress report of my research work prior to the third week of the fall 2019 semester.

 

Student Name __________________________       Date:  ________________           

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7400

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