A new scholarship fund was developed, the Halcomb Fellowship in Medicine and Engineering, in honor of Dr. F. Joseph, III and Mrs. Joan S. Halcomb this past spring. The Halcombs graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974 with bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and nursing, respectively. Dr. Halcomb went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky in 1979.
The fellowship provides the opportunity for graduate students in the University of Kentucky Colleges of Engineering and Medicine to engage in premier interdisciplinary research in the field of biomedical engineering.
The goal of the Halcomb Fellows in Medicine and Engineering program is to challenge UK students and enable them to learn “hands-on” skills, offer students prestigious research opportunities, encourage collaboration between disciplines, and foster a wide range of high level, goal-oriented interdisciplinary research.
The fellowship awards $25,000 a year, for two years to chosen applicants that are either current students in the College of Medicine or graduate students in the College of Engineering. Applicants must have demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, leadership ability, have an active mentor in both engineering and the biomedical sciences. However, it is not required that an applicant have prior research experience.