Foundation of UMDNJ
Society of Research Scholars
Definition: The Foundation of UMDNJ Society of Research Scholars consists of UMDNJ-GSBS doctoral students with the highest academic credentials who have been accepted to UMDNJ.
Eligibility: Students must have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate courses as well as prior research experience, the likelihood to obtain external funding and high potential for future academic excellence. Nominations will be made by a GSBS faculty committee within each division i.e., NJMS, RWJMS and SOM and will be approved by the Dean of the GSBS. The number of nominations accepted from each division will be predetermined based on average class size of the GSBS division, although the demonstrated excellence of the applicant will be the primary criteria for acceptance.
Scholarships – Each scholarship will provide one year of stipend support as well as a $5,000 educational allowance that can be used to support the student’s research activities (reagents, supplies, conference related travel expenses, etc.) in their chosen thesis laboratory. In general the research allowance will be provided by The Foundation of UMDNJ in the second year, after the student has chosen their thesis laboratory.
GSBS at NJMS Sushil Kumar
GSBS at NJMS Alexandra Pallottie
GSBS at NJMS Zakiya Qualls
GSBS at NJMS Stephanie Veerasammy
GSBS at NJMS Jennifer DeCotiis
GSBS at NJMS Nora Ko
GSBS at NJMS Lauren Mursch
GSBS at NJMS Andrew Tanner
GSBS at NJMS Samantha Cote
GSBS at NJMS Matthew Gielow (student status: inactive)
GSBS at NJMS Meghan Davis
GSBS at NJMS Vanessa Espinosa
GSBS at NJMS Stacey Cifelli
GSBS at NJMS Caroline Palavicino-Maggio
GSBS at NJMS Lauren Rota
GSBS at NJMS Michelle Wasserman (student status: she graduated w/ a Masters)
GSBS at NJMS Temitayo Awoyomi
GSBS at NJMS Mario Giron (student status: inactive)
GSBS at NJMS Jessica Mann
GSBS at NJMS Khanh Quynh Nguyen
Responsibility of Student/Mentor - Each student, with the support of their thesis mentor, will be expected to:
1. Apply for external fellowship support for their graduate research efforts within the first 2 years after matriculation to GSBS;
2. Provide an annual report on their research activities;
3. Acknowledge the support of The Foundation in oral and printed publications of their research
The student will be apprised of these requirements when the scholarship is offered and the mentor will be apprised of these requirements upon accepting the student into his/her laboratory.
Responsibility of GSBS – GSBS will ensure the integrity of the selection process, monitor the training of Society Scholars and work with The Foundation to coordinate activities to promote the Society and its successes.