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 about the 2021 fellow >
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 .
|Isabella Berkeley||Baruch College|
|Isha Bhatia||University of Virginia|
|Dawn Bordenave||Xavier University of Louisiana, Harvard University|
|Jackie Brenner||Penn State University, Harvard University|
|Caleb Hallinan||University of Virginia|
|Leslie Hansen||University of Virginia School of Medicine|
|Colin Haws||University of Virginia|
|Adam Kippenhan||University of Virginia|
|Kathleen Nguyen||University of Virginia|
|Darrah Sheehan||Western Albemarle High School|
|Kimball Sheehan||University of Virginia|
|Dylan Shen||Cornell University|
|Jack Snell||Graduate of Piedmont Virginia Community College|
|Juliette Strubel||University of Exeter, United Kingdom|
|Samia Taliaferro||North Carolina Central University|
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 2022 summer global interns are being accepted until April 24. Learn more >
2021 Global Interns
|Davi Cavinatto||Steven Allen PhD||Brigham Young University|
|Matt Osburn||Steven Allen PhD||Brigham Young University|
|Alexander Robertson||Elisa Konofagou PhD||Columbia University|
|Ioannis Demetriades||Christakis Damianou MS, PhD||Cyprus University of Technology|
|MacKenzie Campbell||Adam Waspe PhD||Hospital for Sick Children|
|Nicoletta Corradino||Francesco Prada MD||Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta|
|Riccardo Ciocca||Francesco Prada MD||Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta|
|Lee Hyo Jin||Dong-guk Paeng PhD||Jeju National University|
|Azamat Kaloev||Oleg Sapozhnikov PhD||Moscow State University|
|Kseniia Tumanova||Vera Khokhlova PhD||Moscow State University|
|Alexandra Butnariu||Vibhor Krishna MD||Ohio State University|
|Matthew Jordan||Raag Airan MD, PhD||Stanford University|
|Dan Budiansky||Nir Lipsman MD, PhD||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre|
|Elizabeth Douglas||Meaghan O'Reilly PhD||University of Toronto|
|Raya Subah||Samuel Pichardo PhD||University of Calgary|
|Lucas Berens||Kenneth Bader PhD||University of Cincinnatti|
|Isabelle Stephen||Victor Frenkel PhD||University of Maryland|
|Sabine Meurs||Mario Fabiilli PhD||University of Michigan|
|Joshua Marchant||Dennis Parker PhD||University of Utah|
|Gabriel Koh||Pierre Mourad PhD||University of Washington|
|Henry Tan||Pierre Mourad PhD||University of Washington|
|Erica Lin||Charles Caskey PhD||Vanderbilt University|
|Ryo Tsuda||Nick Todd PhD||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Sena Akgun||Wladyslaw Gedroyc MD||St. Mary's Hospital|
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 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|
|Beata Chertok, PhD (2021-2022)||Associate Professor||University of Michigan|
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