David J. Riback Fellowship for PharmD Students
|Congratulations to 2013 Riback Fellowship Recipients!|
Impact of Novel Oral Anticoagulants on Patient Quality of Life
Mentor: Edith Nutescu
Toward understanding of epigenetic machinery: Novel three-dimensional model of HDAC3/NCoR2 complex with nucleosomes
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Pavel Petukhov
Effect of novel gene variants on warfarin dose prediction in African Americans
Mentor: Larisa Cavallari
Temporal and kinetic control of dendrimer release from hybrid nanoparticles for multiscale tumor targeting
Mentor: Seungpyo Hong
Pharmacogenetic predictors of hemodynamic response to beta-blockers in heart failure
Mentor: Julio Duarte
Estimation of rates of BCR-ABL1 mutations resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia
Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research
Mentor: Simon Pickard
|The David J. Riback Research Pre-doctoral Fellowships in the UIC College of Pharmacy are funded by an endowment created by Aaron E. Kaplan (Baccalaureate of Science in Pharmacy, 1947) in honor of his uncle, David (Graduate in Pharmacy, 1927). Funds from this endowment support intensive, short-term research training for PharmD students under the supervision of a College of Pharmacy faculty mentor.|
|Riback Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend to pursue research training in the summer for 10 weeks on a full-time basis. An additional $1,000 is available to the mentor for research supplies. At the end of the training period, Fellows submit a brief (4 pages maximum) research report and are required to present their results during the annual College of Pharmacy Research Day. See previous Riback Award Recipients here.|
|2013 Application Process|
Students: All currently enrolled P1 and P2 PharmD students are eligible to apply. P3 students will be given consideration. No previous research experience is needed. Grades will be considered during the review process.
Mentors: All faculty members with active research programs are eligible to serve as mentors. Research and clinical (non-tenure track) faculty members can serve as mentors as well.
|How to choose a mentor:|
1. Browse faculty websites in College of Pharmacy departmental web pages to identify those whose research interests you.
2. Visit poster presentations during the Research Day on February 22nd, 2013.
3. Contact faculty members with whom you would like to work by March 14.
4. If your chosen mentor does not accept you, he/she will inform you by March 19. If you need help identifying a new mentor, please contact Martina Vaskova.
|Application process: Limit one application per student. Mentors can submit applications with multiple students, provided they are independent projects. It is expected that at least 2 fellowships will be awarded each summer. Previously, 30-40% of applicants received funding. |
Each application will consist of 5 components:
1. Research project description (1 page, 11 pt Arial font). This should be written by the student together with his/her mentor.
2. Budget (1/2 page, 11 pt Arial)
3. Mentor statement (1/2 page, 11 pt Arial)
4. Student statement (1/2 page, 11 pt Arial). Student should describe his/her scientific interests and career goals, and how a Riback Fellowship could help realize these goals.
5. Transcript (unofficial is acceptable). P1 and P2 students must also include their undergraduate transcripts.
Download the application form here.
Deadline: Submit complete application as a single pdf document to email@example.com by March 31, 2013.
|February 22||COP Research Day. Visit poster presentations to learn about research projects in the College|
|March 14||Deadline to choose a mentor|
|March 19||Mentors select students|
|March 19-26||Time period to find an alternative mentor, if needed|
|March 31||Application submission deadline|
|April 18||Selection committee reviews proposals and submits recommendations to the Associate Dean for Research.|
|April 25||Announcement of Fellowship recipients|