CNUCOP Summer Research Fellowship Program

CNUCOP SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 2020

 

CNUCOP is again offering a summer research fellowship program. This program is designed to encourage current students to engage in research/scholarship under the direction of a CNUCOP faculty member. This is the fifth year for our CNUCOP fellowship program!

Fellowship Program Overview

The College of Pharmacy will offer a total of Six Summer Research Fellowships under the following categories (at least one fellowship will be awarded per category).

1) PBS faculty-sponsored research fellowship, which would be under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences (PBS).

2) CAS/EE faculty-sponsored research fellowship, which would be under the direction of a faculty member in the Clinical & Administrative Sciences Department (CAS) or the Experiential Education (EE) Department.

A list of faculty research interests can be found here; http://pharmacy.cnsu.edu/research-scholarship/faculty-members-research-scholarship-expertise. The following faculty members can be selected as potential mentors (note that you can select up to 2 potential faculty mentors). You must let faculty members know you are interested in working with them/get their signature(s) on the signature page form AND state why you would like to work with them on the application form (200 words or less)).

 

Potential faculty mentor

Department, E-mail

Number of students that the faculty member can potentially mentor

Jason Bandy, PharmD

CAS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

Matthew Horton, PharmD

CAS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

Zhuqui (James) Jin, Ph.D.

PBS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

Eugene Kreys, PharmD, Ph.D.

CAS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

Uyen Le, PharmBS, Ph.D.

PBS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2

Justin Lenhard, PharmD

CAS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2

Ashim Malhotra, PharmBS, Ph.D.

PBS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

Islam Mohamed, PharmBS, Ph.D.

PBS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2

Fitsum Sahle, Ph.D.

PBS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

Hongbin Wang, PharmBS, Ph.D.

PBS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1

A student selected to participate in the fellowship program will have successfully demonstrated an excellent academic record. The student should also have a serious interest in pursuing a career involving a research component after completion of their PharmD degree (i.e., post-PharmD). 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. Note that students who accept a summer research fellowship are not obligated to a particular career path after obtaining their PharmD degree.

This summer fellowship opportunity is for current first and second year students in the CNUCOP program.

A stipend of $2,400 will be provided to students. The expectation is that students will work with their faculty member over an 8 week period for at least 20 hours per week. The tentative start date is Monday, June 8th (there can be some flexibility with start date based on the needs of the student/faculty mentor).

The required application form is attached to this e-mail. Completed application forms and other required documents should be submitted electronically to Dr. Vinall by 5 PM (PST) on Wednesday, March 11th. The email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Applications will be de-identified then reviewed and ranked by members of the CNUCOP research committee under the guidance of Dr. Vinall (Assistant Dean for Research). The fellowship award winners will be selected based on the student’s academic record, personal statement, letter of recommendation, as well as overall motivation and interest in research/scholarship. Dr. Vinall will notify awardees by April 10th, 2020.

Student Awardees are expected to give an oral presentation summarizing their summer research findings to the CNUCOP faculty as well as submit a written report. Acceptance of a CNUCOP summer research fellowship precludes work on another research fellowship during the same time period.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you!

Ruth Vinall, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Research

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Office Number 221

California Northstate University

College of Pharmacy

9700 West Taron Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95757

Phone: 916-686-8532

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

APPLICATION FOR THE CNUCOP SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (2020)

Please submit the personal information requested below and also answer the 4 questions found in the Personal Statement section. MAXIMUM OF 4 PAGES; Arial font size 11, single spacing, 1 inch margins. The following items must also be submitted; 

  • Unofficial CNUCOP transcript (submitted by student applicant)
  • Signature page (requires your signature as well as the signature of your proposed faculty mentor(s))(submitted by student applicant)
  • Reference letter (from someone other than your proposed faculty mentor(s)(submitted directly from the person writing the reference letter to Dr. Vinall)

ALL FORMS/REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO DR. VINALL BEFORE 5 PM ON MARCH 11TH (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Applicant name: _________________________________________

E-Mail address:__________________________________________

Mailing Address: _________________________________

City/State:  _______________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________

PharmD Class (P1 or P2): ___________________________

Proposed faculty mentor #1: ___________________________________

Provide a brief explanation (200 word max) of why you want to work with this professor:

Proposed faculty mentor #2 (not required): ___________________________________

Provide a brief explanation (200 word max) of why you want to work with this professor:

 Personal Statement - Please answer the following 4 questions:

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

ANSWER:

  1. 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.

ANSWER:

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

ANSWER:

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

ANSWER:

SIGNATURE PAGE FOR THE CNUCOP SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (2020)

Student Agreement. I certify that the information provided in this application is true. 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 2020 semester.

 

Student Name __________________________       Date:  ________________           

Students must let potential faculty mentors know that they are interested in working with them and ask them to sign below (note that all potential mentors are aware that they have to sign this form, and that students may select more than one potential mentor);

Potential faculty mentor #1:

Faculty name_________________________  Signature/date___________________________

Potential faculty mentor #2:

Faculty name_________________________  Signature/date___________________________

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