Hard to believe it is holiday season again. That can mean just one thing….it is time to announce that the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship. The program is named in honor of Donald King who passed away in 2004. Don was a tireless and passionate advocate for HD families and served as HDSA’s Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2003. The goals of the program are to introduce and attract the brightest young scientists into the field of Huntington’s disease (HD) research, while also helping to facilitate important research that may help us better understand HD.


The 10 week summer program is open to matriculated undergraduate life science students, pre-medical students and first-year medical students who are currently attending accredited institutions in the United States. Students awarded these fellowships must work under the direction of an established HD researcher/faculty member. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 5pm EST. More details and application materials for the Fellowship program can be found at https://hdsa.org/hd-research/the-donald-a-king-summer-research-fellowship/


If you have additional questions, they can be directed to George Yohrling, PhD, HDSA Senior Director, Mission and Scientific Affairs at gyohrling@hdsa.org.