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Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development Funding Opportunities

Fellowship Recipients

The Offices of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020–2021 Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship:

  • Jacqueline Barker, PhD, Pharmacology and Physiology
    "Astrocyte Contribution to Ethanol-Dependence Induced Susceptibility to Adversity in Females"
  • Sara Keely Schultz, MD, Medicine
    "Engaging Female Sex Workers at Prevention Point: The Intersection of Sexual Health and Medical Education"

Jacqueline Barker, PhD: Pharmacology & Physiology
Jacqueline Barker, PhD

Sara Schultz, MD: Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
Sara Keely Schultz, MD

Fellowship Overview

Originally established jointly by the Trust Fund of the Alumnae/i Association of WMC/MCP and the estate of Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, and donated by the Trust Fund to Drexel University in 2015, this $10,000 fellowship supports research or other special projects of junior female faculty members at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

The fellowship is intended to provide the recipient with the opportunity to acquire additional credentials necessary to advance in academic rank. Applicants are encouraged to address an area of particular interest to the donor, for example, but not limited to: general women’s health or OB/GYN, mother and child/children or family issues, or medical education.

More Information

If you have general questions regarding the application process or the fellowship, please do not hesitate to contact Michele Taylor at or 215.762.4661.