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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 who have completed their first year of medical school. 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 the name of one reference to Dr. Katherine Mathews.

Current Medical Student Fellows

Madeline (Maddie) Lorentzen (2022-2023)

Aparna Ajjarapu (2022-2023)


Past Medical Student Fellows

Lauren Coffey, portrait

Lauren Coffey (2020-2021)

Medical Student M4
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Eric Libell, portrait

Eric Libell (2019-2020)

Neurology Resident
University of Cincinnati

Natalie Manhica, potrait

Natalie Manhica (2019-2020)

Anesthesiology Resident
University of Iowa

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)

Neuromuscular Fellow
Washington University, St. Louis

Katie Lutz

Katie Lutz (2012-2013) 

Clinical Assistant Professor 
Child Neurology, University of Iowa

Steven McGaughey

Steve McGaughey (2011-2012)

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Oregon Health & Sciences University

Jamie Eskuri

Jamie Eskuri (2010-2011) 

Pediatric Neurologist (Neuromuscular)
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Minneapolis