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Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship

2024-2025 Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Janine Barber at

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.

Eligible Faculty

The fellowship is available to female faculty members of Drexel University College of Medicine for research to advance their scholarship. The recipient does not have to be an alumna of the College of Medicine. The fellowship recipient must be a faculty member until the completion of the project.

See fellowship guidelines and application instructions [PDF]

How to Apply

Application deadline: The deadline for proposals is Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Submission format: Applications must be submitted via the InfoReady portal [updated link to come].

Materials needed (in a single PDF): Updated CV (preferably in DUCOM format), proposal with budget (download application guidelines and instructions [PDF]).

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Janine Barber at

2024 Fellowship Timeline

Notification of awards: May 2024

Funding for activity: July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026

Required reporting: An interim report will be due for submission to the Office of Faculty after six months. At the completion of the project, a full written report, including a financial statement, must be submitted to the Office of Faculty.

2022–2023 Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship Recipient

Amy Ma, PhD: Microbiology & Immunology

Amy Ma, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Project: "Examining Microbial Interactions of Vibrio cholerae Using Imaging Mass Spectrometry"

2021–2022 Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship Recipients

Caitlin A. Howe, PhD: Neurobiology & Anatomy

Caitlin A. Howe, PhD
Department: Neurobiology & Anatomy
Project: "Accessing the Lab Remotely: Addition of Cadaveric 3D Models in Medical School Gross Anatomy Courses"

Emily Levy, MD: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Emily Levy, MD
Department: Family, Community & Medicine
Project: "CBD Salve for Knee OA: A Cross-over Placebo Control Pilot Study (CBD_OA Study)"

Priscila Y. Sato, PhD: Pharmacology & Physiology

Priscila Y. Sato, PhD
Department: Pharmacology & Physiology
Project: "GRK2-Gender Differences in Diabetic Human Hearts and Adult Cardiomyocytes"

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