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koopman medical student research awardWilliam J. Koopman, MD. Photo courtesy of UAB Archives.This award honors Dr. William J. Koopman, Distinguished Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Medicine, renowned for his groundbreaking work on synovial tissue and autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis. His insights led to novel treatments, including arthritis-fighting proteins, a monoclonal antibody, and a vaccine. His distinguished career inspires young investigators. 

Medical students with an interest in medical or health-related research are encouraged to apply for this prestigious eight-week summer internship program with a research mentor who has a primary or secondary appointment in the DOM. The project will be conducted during the summer between the MS1 and MS2 years.


Applications are currently closed.

2024 Awardees

  • Ansley Stamper

  • Katie Day

  • Soumya Khanna

  • Nduke Nze

For additional information, contact DOM Research.

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