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Office of Faculty Funding Opportunities

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.

2021 Fellowship Timeline

Notification of awards: May 2021

Funding for activity: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2023

Final report required: At the completion of the project, a full written report, including a financial statement, must be submitted to the Offices of Faculty.

2020 Fellowship Recipients

The Office of Faculty is 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

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Richard Huneke, DVM, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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