Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students who wish to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist mentors. The program’s intent is to inspire talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.
The ABTA grant application portal accepts applications beginning in early December each year, with an application due date of mid-to-late January.
In 2001, Nader Sanai was awarded an ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship to study Neural Stem Cells and Tumorigenesis while in medical school at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sanai is now a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, where he directs the Division of Neurosurgical Oncology and the Ivy Brain Tumor Center.
Dr. Sanai leads an active translational research program that continues his earlier work on glioma stem cells, some of which has been supported by an ABTA Discovery Grant. Currently, his research efforts are supported by over $57 million in extramural grants, including two NIH R01s.