Rhinology One year Research Fellowship

The Rhinology Division of the University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology has established a one-year Rhinology Research Fellowship for students interested in Rhinology and pursuing residency training in Otolaryngology.  We are excited to offer this fellowship for the 2nd year at UF, building upon Dr. Mulligan’s previous 8 years of success at the Medical University of South Carolina.  This one-year program allows the research fellow the opportunity to perform high quality clinical and translational research with Dr. Jeb M. Justice and Dr. Brian C. Lobo in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Mulligan investigating the immunopathology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

The ideal candidates would be a medical student between 3rd & 4th year of medical school who are interested in pursuing Otolaryngology as a career, as well as recent medical school graduates seeking to improve their research experience while preparing to apply to an Otolaryngology residency program.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide meaningful translational research training to develop skills and grow foundational knowledge in research and otolaryngology disciplines. Fellows/students will have the opportunity to collaborate on clinical, translational, and basic science projects to further the fields of Rhinology and Otolaryngology. Projects will depend on the fellow’s interest and efficiency and may include prospective and retrospective clinical research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, innovative clinical techniques, as well as translational and basic science research. Projects will be expected to transform into manuscripts fit for submission to peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. 

Candidates must come from U.S. accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and have valid work authorization. 

Candidates will receive a $25,000 salary as well as health benefits. Additional stipends will be provided to attend and present at national conferences. 

Fellows will work directly with Dr. Mulligan who brings more than 15 years of experience successfully matching fellows into competitive otolaryngology residency programs, Associate Program Director Dr. Justice, and skull base surgeon Dr. Lobo.  Additionally, fellows will have exposure to the University of Florida Otolaryngology residents and didactic lectures. This position will also include ample shadowing opportunities in Drs. Justice and Lobo’s operating rooms which include functional endoscopic sinus surgery as well as endoscopic skull base and orbital surgery.  Skills and tasks will include study design, IRB submissions, data collection and analysis, biostatistics, manuscript writing, and oral and poster presentations. Clinical topics include the etiology of CRS, potential treatments of CRS, endoscopic skull base surgery, orbital surgery, and the unified airway. 

Interested persons should submit the following to jeb.justice@ufl.edu and Jennifer.mulligan@medicine.ufl.edu: 

Copy of curriculum vitae 

Personal statement describing interest in the position 

3 number of references and/or letters of recommendation 

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Rhinology Clinical Trial

Andrew
Andrew Hess

Current Rhinology Fellow:

Andrew Hess, MD

Andrew Hess, MD joins us from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia where he worked on both clinical and basic science research teams. Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Clemson University. He enjoys woodworking, jet ski restoration, and all things outdoors. He is joined by his wife of 3 years, Casey, and their cat Weasley.