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Cornea Pre-Residency Research Fellowship

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences offers a 1-2 year corneal research fellowship. The fellow’s primary responsibility is to perform laboratory research in the Corneal Neurobiology Laboratory. Fellows will have the opportunity to lead a research project, present at research meetings and author publications. All research-related direct expenses will be covered. The fellow will be given mentorship in developing and executing the research project. Fellows will also be provided with clinical/surgical observorship opportunity (half day/week). The fellowship is based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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This is an unpaid fellowship. Applicants for this unpaid research fellowship are often funded by outside granting agencies or by their home countries. Those fellows who are funded by their universities and who have positions to return to at home receive preference for these positions. Fellows are required to obtain independent funding or have personal funds to support their fellowship.

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University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

1855 W. Taylor Street, Room 3.164, MC 648, Chicago, Illinois 60612
Laboratory: (312) 413-3917