Corporate Advisory Board
The Child Neurology Foundation announces the reinstatement and renaming of the Medical Student Scholarship. The award will be called the Swaiman Medical Scholarship and is supported by Questcor Pharmaceuticals. Up to ten (10) 1st- and 2nd-year U.S. and Canadian medical students will be awarded $3,500 for clinical research in child neurology with the sponsorship of a child neurologist who will oversee their work during the summer.
Candidates for the award are asked to submit a two page application accompanied by a letter from a child neurologist agreeing to be their mentor. These applications will be scored by members of the CNF Swaiman Medical Scholarship Committee. The committee that reviews these applications includes child neurologists who are also successful scientists.
University of Florida College of Medicine
I am very thankful to the Child Neurology Foundation for providing me the opportunity to engage in research in pediatric neurology this summer. I hope that my project, which proposes to map out brain networks in children with temporal lobe epilepsy, will lead to future clinical treatments that will target the biological basis of cognitive dysfunction in these children.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The Swaiman Medical School Scholarship provides me with the support I need to begin my training as a clinician scientist. I am excited to start exploring pediatric epilepsy, an area in which so many of our questions remain unanswered, using techniques from the developing field of functional neuroimaging.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
I am extremely grateful for the Child Neurology Foundation for providing me the opportunity to conduct research in the field of pediatric neurology. This will be my first clinical research project, which I hope will provide valuable insight towards understanding the abnormal neurophysiology behind Tourette Syndrome.
The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA
I am honored and entirely grateful to receive the Swaiman Medical School Scholarship from the CNF. This scholarship will enable me to conduct a project to better understand the interaction between prenatal exposure to cocaine and human isoforms of BDNF in contributing to developmental alterations of GABA-ergic interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex. I am excited to pursue a translational project that may provide significant implications for improved diagnosis and treatment of cocaine-exposed babies.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
The Swaiman Medical Scholarship provides me with a wonderful opportunity to enhance research in CNS infection and childhood epilepsy while exploring my interest in the field of neurology. I am very grateful to the Child Neurology Foundation for this honor.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
I am very thankful that the Child Neurology Foundation is supporting my research this summer to explore potential cardiac abnormalities in Batten Disease. I am hopeful that my research this summer will provide further insight into the progression of Batten Disease and positively impact the lives of the children with this disease.
UCSD School of Medicine – Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, CA
I am extremely thankful for the CNF Swaiman Medical School Scholarship, which will allow me to gain excellent experience in both pediatrics and neurology. Furthermore, I hope this research will provide valuable insight in the assessment and treatment of children suffering from perinatal stroke.
Children’s Hospital Boston – Harvard Medical School
I am delighted to receive the CNF scholarship, which provides me an opportunity to elucidatethe mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and how they may be altered in disorders like autism and schizophrenia. Support from the CNF allows me to combine my interests in neuroscience research and medicine, and to strengthen my goals of becoming a physician-scientist.
University of Minnesots -Massachusetts General Hospital – Herscot center for TSC
I am deeply honored to receive the Swaiman Scholarship and am grateful for the opportunity to study pediatric neuro-oncology. This project, an investigation into the molecular genetic intersection between tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and chordoma, may lead to improved understanding and treatment options for both this tumor as well as TSC.
University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
I am very excited by the opportunity that I have been given through this scholarship, as it reflects the research I would like to be involved with throughout my career. I feel very privileged to be part of a project with a direct translational application for the treatment of Tuberous Sclerosis, and to contribute further to field of child neurology.
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