education & mentoring awards

Lakshminarayan Fellow Fund Endowment Grants 


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 Danny Perez 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 Danny Perez ( or 685-8436).

Recent Awardees:

Jon Keller, MD
CAE Healthcare Patient Simulator Essentials Course and Healthcare Programming with Physiology Course

Eric Morrell, MD
2017 Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology focused on Single Cell Omics

Luke Seaburg, MD
ACCP Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) training

Kristina Rudd, MD
NHLBI Implementation Science in Critical Care workshop

James Town, MD
CHEST Training and Transitions Committee work group meeting

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

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