Resident Research Funding Program 

Paula Gregory, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Research

The School of Medicine is committed to supporting both the clinical and research activities of our residents and fellows. The goal of the Resident Research Funding program is to provide institutional support to foster the resident research and scholarly activities. Receipt of this funding is contingent upon submission of an application, which must include a sponsoring faculty member who will take responsibility for the research training of the applicant.

The School of Medicine will provide up to $2,500 for the research project, which is contingent on a statement from the department head committing at least an equal amount in matching funds.

There have been two projects funded so far:

  • “MyPlate Educational Intervention” awarded to Tiffany Wesley (Internal Medicine, Baton Rouge) and her mentor, Dr. Angela Johnson.
  • “Identification of Endoscopic Laryngeal Lesions Using Computer Vision with Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)” awarded to Keonho Kong (ENT) and his sponsor, Dr. Michael Dunham.

More information about this program and the application materials can be found on the Medical School Research website, under Resident Research Opportunities:

Dr. Gregory is happy to assist residents and fellows who want to apply for this program.