Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announces Medical Research Fellows

The in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has announced the selection of sixty-nine medical, dental, and veterinary students to receive year-long research fellowships.

Participants in the — a $2.5 million annual initiative designed to strengthen and expand the nation's pool of physician-scientists and medically trained researchers — will spend the year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at academic or nonprofit research institutions across the country. In addition, five students will work with researchers at the , a collaborative partnership between HHMI and the , in Durban, South Africa.

This year, eight medical research fellows are being funded by six HHMI partner organizations — the , the , the , the , , and K-RITH.

"We expect that when medical students immerse themselves in a year of laboratory research, they will gain insights about the process of science," said David J. Asai, senior director of science education at HHMI. "This hands-on experience is intended to encourage the development of physician-scientists who will enjoy an extra edge when figuring out solutions to basic as well as clinical problems."

For a complete list of , visit the HHMI Web site.

"." Howard Hughes Medical Institute Press Release 05/23/2013.