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Riback PharmD Summer Research Award

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2018 Riback fellows at the 4th Annual Mini Symposium held on August 2, 2018.  From left to right: TiffanyWu, Sarette Tilton, Aleksandrina Ruseva, Sara Al Azmeh, So Jeong (Sydney) Kim, Miranda Kopfman, Maryam Naveed.

The Riback program is intended for highly motivated PharmD students interested in a research career in biomedical sciences.

The David J. Riback Research Pre-doctoral Fellowships in the UIC College of Pharmacy are funded by an endowment created by Aaron E. Kaplan (Baccalaureate of Science in Pharmacy, 1947) in honor of his uncle, David (Graduate in Pharmacy, 1927). Funds from this endowment support intensive, short-term research training for PharmD students under the supervision of a College of Pharmacy faculty mentor.

Program Description

The program runs for 10 weeks during the summer and provides a stipend of $5,000 for the student and additional $1,000 for supplies. Training includes hands-on research conducted in the laboratories or clinical practices of faculty members and additional research-related and enrichment activities coordinated with the SURF program.  Riback Fellows present their final research results in poster format during the SURF/Riback minisymposium in early August and during the annual College of Pharmacy Research Day held in the last week of February.

Check out our YouTube video of some of the 2017 Riback fellows talking about why they chose research at UIC, and download the flyer for the 2018 program here.

The 2018 Application Cycle is now closed. Check back in December 2018 for the next round of Riback fellows. 

Previous Recipients

To see the previous recipients, mentors and and projects, please visit the Previous Riback Awardees page.