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Fellowship Grants — The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation

The Arnot Health Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism is structured to provide broad and in-depth clinical training in the areas of endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition. The teaching environment and educational experiences for fellows, detailed below, will equip them to become strong clinicians, educators, and investigators. Studies of pancreatic islet biology, neuroendocrinology and immune modulation are conducted. Benos Medical Student Research Day in October. Who is eligible for the fellowship? This Fellowship is designed for clinicians with some research experience who wish to enhance their research skills and expertise to assist them in establishing their career in type 1 diabetes clinical research. In addition, the fellow is responsible for the organization of a weekly clinical conference, and participates in various lectures and seminars for the medical students and Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry residents who rotate through the Endocrinology service.

Pediatric endocrine experience is also available as an elective. However, very little is known about the mechanisms that regulate the synthesis and secretion of adipose hormones (adipokines). The fellowship training program provides opportunities for both clinical and basic research. The fellow will be asked to identify planned research milestones. The fellow will be required to submit an annual report to the host institution and the Foundation (submitted electronically via the LLHF Grant Management System). Location Fellowship research may be conducted at foreign and domestic, for-profit and nonprofit, and public and private organizations, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments, and eligible agencies of the federal government. Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, with almost 300 Australians developing Type 2 diabetes every day.

Graduates who enter endocrine subspecialty practice have the reputation of being exceptionally well prepared to function as endocrinology consultants and practitioners. In appraising applicants for Hillblom Fellowship Grants, preference will be given to those who  (a) received their doctorate degree 3 years prior to the current application (if more than 3 years, please explain) and (b) who receive no extramural funding for the 3 year period of the Fellowship Grant. To be eligible for this grant, applicants must commit 100% of their effort to research directly related to the project described in the application for funding. They are responsible for organizing and presenting rounds, conferences and Journal Clubs. Applicants with additional support must submit a letter from the Chair of the department which (a) clarifies all of the sources of funds available to the awardee on a yearly basis and (b) guarantees that in no case will the additional support detract from the fellow’s commitment to the Hillblom research project and that all funded research is directly related to the subject matter of the Hillblom project. Personnel costs are restricted to the fellowship applicant only with a maximum of $5,000 per year for equipment and $2,500 per year for travel (including the Annual Hillblom Foundation Scientific Meeting). Supply costs are not allowed.

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