Dr. James A. and Jill Lipton Fellowship for Interprofessional Oral Health, Social Work, and Sociomedical Sciences Summer Research

Dr. James A. and Jill Lipton Fellowship for Interprofessional Oral Health, Social Work, and Sociomedical Sciences Summer Research

The “Dr. James and Jill Lipton Fellowship for Interprofessional Research in Oral Health, Social Work, and Sociomedical Sciences,” provides stipends for outstanding summer research projects informed by the socio-medical/dental/social work sciences.

It seeks to support projects involving the psychosocial-cultural aspects of oral health care delivery.

An interprofessional team of 2019 Lipton fellows will be recruited to contribute to – and to continue – a Lipton research project begun in 2018.

A team of 2-3 students will be selected to carry out this project during the summer of 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be:

  • first or second year students currently enrolled in the College of Dental Medicine,
  • first-year students at the Columbia School of Social Work, or
  • first-year students in Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) will administer the program.

Award Information

Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 intended to cover living expenses.

Program and Participation

Fellows are expected to work collaboratively on their project full-time during regular business hours for the entire period of support during the summer of 2019.

Fellows cannot undertake clinic or other school obligations in this period.

Application Requirements and Process

Students must complete and submit a 2019 Lipton Research Fellowship Application. An application and instructions will be provided at the Info Session.

Info Session

An information session will be held at Columbia University School of Social Work on 1/23/19 at 12pm, during which collaborative-team based research involving the three disciplines will be discussed.

Potential mentors and advisors will be in attendance.  The summer project description and progress to date will be presented.

Contact information: 

Dr. C. Kunzel, ck60@cumc.columbia.edu
Dr. E. Schrimshaw, es458@cumc.columbia.edu
Ms. S. Whalen at sw2568@cumc.columbia.edu