Funding, Fontaine Society 2022 HHMI Gilliam Fellows

Congratulations to the latest Penn graduate students to be recognized by the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship!

 HHMI logo and photos of two recipients

Two Penn doctoral students and their advisors have been selected to receive the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's 2022 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study. HHMI created the Gilliam program in 2004 in honor of the late James H. Gilliam, Jr., a charter trustee of HHMI who spent his life nurturing excellence and diversity in science and education. The Gilliam program recognizes and supports pairs of students and their dissertation advisers who are selected for their scientific leadership and commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

Each adviser-student pair will receive an annual award totaling $53,000, for up to three years. Advisers will participate in a year of mentor training, where they’ll learn about cultural identities and how to listen and engage across cultures. And fellows will be invited to attend the annual Gilliam meeting and scientific meetings at HHMI headquarters.

Penn’s HHMI Gilliam Fellowship recipients are:

  • Jose Campos Duran, PhD candidate and Fontaine Fellow in Immunology (PSOM)
    Adviser: Sarah Henrickson

  • Franklin Staback Rodriguez, PhD candidate and Fontaine Fellow in Immunology (PSOM) 
    Adviser: Janis Burkhardt

Learn more about the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship and read the full announcement on the HHMI website


posted: July 29, 2022 

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