Cunningham Memorial Research Program
The Cunningham program was established by Dr. Sergio Stagno, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, to honor the memory of Dr. Russell Cunningham, a long time member of the Department of Pediatrics and strong advocate for medical student education. The program is designed to introduce students to pediatrics and pediatric research. UASOM medical students completing their first year, with an interest in Pediatrics apply for this eight week summer internship and research program. The two competitively selected students work with a mentor in the Department of Pediatrics responsible for helping the student design a summer research program and for providing the student an opportunity to attend a variety of Pediatric Clinics and/or hospital rounds and conferences. An award of $3200.00 is given to the successful candidates.