education & mentoring awards
The Lakshmi Fellows Fund was established in 2006 to honor S. Lakshminarayan, MD for his generous and unstinting support of the Division's fellows and fellowship program.
Funds from this endowment will be used to allow fellows to take advantage of unique opportunities in support of their research training and career advancement. Only requests for activities considered catalytic to a fellow's career will be considered. Appropriate requests include funding for participation in special advanced courses (e.g. Woods Hole Laboratory), participation in top-flight research meetings (e.g. Gordon Conference or Keystone Symposium), and mini-sabbaticals in outstanding laboratories.
In general, the Lakshmi fund is not considered the appropriate mechanism used to fund travel to usual annual professional society meetings such as ACCP, SCCM, ERS, ATS, and Experimental Biology. Individuals may apply for funding if they believe there are extenuating circumstances. This fund will not provide support to attend Board review or similar professional development activities.
Project applications should be for future activity and will be reviewed within 4 weeks of receipt.
Please send your proposals to Nina Beal for consideration by the review committee.
Proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and include the following:
- Description of proposed activities
- Budget (not to exceed $3000)
- Rationale for why this particular activity will be career enhancing
- Letter of support from your mentor
NOTE: Awardees are asked to acknowledge this fund when appropriate and to provide Mrs. Barbara Lakshmi with a personalized thank you note along with an update about the funded experience.
Questions about the process should be directed to Nina Beal (email@example.com or 685-8436).
Bijan Ghassemieh, MD
Tuberculosis Research Methods course
Ann Long, MD
UW Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics
Engi Attia, MD
Risk factors associated with poorly reversible airflow obstruction among HIV-infected patients in Nairobi
Peter Leary, MD
MESA - Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis meeting
Carmen Mikacenic, MD
American Academy of Immunology Advanced Course in Immunology
Monica Campo-Patino, MD
Colombian Center for Tuberculosis Research
University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia
Christopher Seymour, MD
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine conference
Shane O'Mahony, MD
51st Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics
Shai Sathy, MD
Fundamentals of Critical Care Ultrasound
Bradford Glavan, MD
University of Washington Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics
Michelle Lin, PhD
Keystone Symposia Joint Conferences: The Macrophage: Intersection of Pathogenic and Protective Inflammation and Advances in Molecular Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis
Molly Billings, MD
Western Group on Educational Affairs
William Ehlenbach, MD
Training course: Cognitive assessment of survivors of ALI/ARDS
Sean Gill, PhD
Matrix Metalloproteinase Gordon Research Conference
Timothy Watkins, MD
U.S. Critical Illness and injury Trials Group meeting
Matthew Arentz, MD
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Carrie Chun, MD
Western Group on Educational Affair
Lindy Klaff, MD
International Consensus Conference on Intensive Care Medicine
David Hotchkin, MD
Respiratory Care Journal Conference
Cynthia Gries, MD
European Respiratory Society School Course Series on Lung Transplantation
Sean Kassim, PhD
MMP Gordon Research Conference