The Foundation is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of focused ultrasound clinicians and scientists through our fellowships and various internship opportunities.
The Visiting Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound is a fellowship program with the goal of expanding the global network and collaboration between the technical or preclinical researchers, and/or the clinical focused ultrasound providers and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. This Fellowship fosters collaboration between the Foundation, the Fellows' home institutions, and other institutions as relevant.
Fellows benefit from the Foundation’s wide expertise in focused ultrasound and will have the opportunity to seek out and work closely with other investigators and clinicians throughout the Foundation’s network of research sites to stimulate the development of new translational and clinical research projects. It is expected that the Fellow will propose and design his or her own original research project in focused ultrasound.
The Andrew J. Lockhart Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ultrasound and Immuno-Oncology was established in January 2021 through the generosity of the Lockhart family, who are longtime supporters of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. The new Lockhart Postdoctoral Fellowship will help the Foundation identify and cultivate the next generation of investigators who could advance the development and clinical adoption of focused ultrasound in immuno-oncology. Learn more and apply now through May 31.
In 2018, the Foundation's internship program was named in memory of Board of Directors member Charles Steger, PhD. The Charles Steger Focused Ultrasound Internship Program encompasses the the Foundation’s local and global internship programs. Integral to the Foundation’s mission, these internships are designed to foster interest of focused ultrasound technology among the next generation of researchers.
Launched in June 2012, this program enables bright and gifted students to work on a variety of research projects in collaboration with the Foundation’s scientific and medical team.
The program is generously funded by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. The Claude Moore Summer Internship Program of the Charles Steger Focused Ultrasound Internship Program is designed to foster interest in focused ultrasound technology among the next generation of researchers.
Intern projects represent valuable contributions to the field of focused ultrasound. The Foundation employs interns year-round, with a greater number of available positions during the summer months. To apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter to .
|Jon Carlini||University of Virginia Darden School of Business|
|Yisha He||University of Virginia|
|Charlie Manning||College of William and Mary|
|John “Jack” Snell||Piedmont Virginia Community College|
|Juliette Strubel||University of Exeter, UK|
|Annabel Taylor||University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce|
|Erin Wettstone||University of Virginia|
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation offers an international internship opportunity for high-school and university undergraduate students interested in the physical and life sciences. Interns supported through this program will work in an established focused ultrasound laboratory under a researcher recognized in the field. Applications for the 2021 Global Internship Program are due April 26. Full application instructions are available here.
2020 Global Interns
|Student Name||Mentor Name||Institution|
|Daria Chupova||Vera Khokhlova, PhD||Moscow State University|
|Ved Dattaray||Indranil Basu, PhD, MBA||Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|George Evripidou||Christakis Damianou, MS, PhD||Cyprus University of Technology|
|Matteo Gionso||Francesco Prada, MD||Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta|
|Kethan Kommanapalli||Kenneth Bader, PhD||University of Chicago|
|Elena Konnova||Oleg Sapozhnikov, PhD||Moscow State University|
|Malia Sanghvi||Naren Sanghvi, PhD||SonaCare Medical|
|Marie-Helene Tome||Indranil Basu, PhD, MBA||Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
Cultivate the Next Generation Follow-On Funding
For those who participated in our internship or global scholars program and are interested in continuing to explore focused ultrasound as a career path are encouraged to contact Matt Eames, PhD, to discuss their desires/plans. The Foundation does not have a formal program to fund following on work for prior interns or global scholars, but we will consider compelling applications on a case-by-case basis. Proposals where the student has secured and/or is applying for matching funds from another source are strongly encouraged.
The Foundation has supported four researchers through its Richard Merkin Visiting Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound since the program's inception in 2014. The Fellowship was formalized following a very productive year-long collaboration with Institut Langevin's Jean-François Aubry, PhD and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the Focused Ultrasound Foundation is based.
The Richard Merkin Visiting Fellows were as follows:
|Dong-guk Paeng, PhD (2014-2015)||Associate Professor of Ocean Systems||Jeju National University in Jeju, Korea|
|Cyril Lafon, PhD (2016-2017)||Director, LabTAU||University of Lyon in Lyon, France|
|Francesco Prada, MD (2017-2019)||Staff Neurosurgeon||Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico "C. Besta" in Milan, Italy|
|Frederic Padilla, PhD (2017-2019)||Associate Professor, LabTAU||University of Lyon in Lyon, France|
The following Fellows were funded through the Foundation’s original Fellowship program, which is currently on hold, pending additional funding.
Sarfraz Ahmad, PhD, MRCS
Howard Vo, MD, MSEE
Nelly Tan, MD
Julia Kamp, MD
Ronit Machtinger, MD
Thilo Hoelscher, MD
Evan Weeks, MD
Zion Zibly, MD
Timothy McClure, MD