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Medical Student Fellowship

The Wellstone Medical Student Fellowship is open to students currently enrolled in any medical school within in the United States. The Iowa Wellstone Center at the University of Iowa offers outstanding clinical and laboratory facilities to conduct translational research in muscular dystrophy. Fellows participate in the clinical care of muscular dystrophy patients with Dr. Katherine Mathews (Pediatrics and Neurology) and evaluate muscle biopsies with Dr. Steven Moore (Pathology).  Research opportunities include basic science projects with Dr. Kevin Campbell (Physiology) and translational studies with all three mentors.  The fellowship provides a stipend and benefits, as well as funds to attend a national scientific meeting.

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Medical students interested in the Wellstone Fellowship should e-mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Katherine Mathews.


Current Medical Student Fellow

Lauren Coffey, portrait

Lauren Coffey

Past Medical Student Fellows

Eric Libell, portrait

Eric Libell (2019-2020)

Medical Student M4
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Natalie Manhica, potrait

Natalie Manhica (2019-2020)

Medical Student M4
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Angela Lee (2017-2018)

Pediatrics and Genetics Resident
Washington University, St. Louis

Courtney Carlson

Courtney Carlson (2016-2017)

Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Brianna Brun

Brianna Brun (2015-2016)

Child Neurology Resident
Ohio State University

Braden Jensen

Braden Jensen (2014-2015)

General Surgery Resident
University of Iowa

Cameron Crockett

Cameron Crockett (2013-2014)

Pediatric Neurology Resident
Washington University, St. Louis

Katie Lutz

Katie Lutz (2012-2013) 

Clinical Assistant Professor 
Child Neurology, University of Iowa

Steven McGaughey

Steve McGaughey (2011-2012)

Pediatric Emergency Fellow
University of Washington, Seattle

Jamie Eskuri

Jamie Eskuri (2010-2011) 

Neuromuscular Fellow
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center