A.C.V. Elston III, MD Summer Research Fellowship

The Summer Fellow program was established in 1985 by Dr. Martin Smith, Gundersen's first Director of Medical Research. It was later renamed the A.C.V. Elston III, MD Summer Research Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elston's service as Director of Medical Research and in recognition of his enthusiastic support of the Summer Fellow program. The purpose of the program is to encourage students with an interest in pursuing a healthcare profession to engage in research. Thanks to our generous benefactors, who have established endowments of $50,000 or more, Gundersen Medical Foundation now has 12 endowed Fellowships. Some Fellowships are reserved for projects in a particular specialty (nursing, cardiology, surgery, pediatric oncology), while others are open to research in any area of health-related scientific inquiry.

To learn more about the application process and the Fellowship experience, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions. To view photographs of past Fellow classes and the titles of their research projects, click on the “Class of” link at left.

As you begin planning your summer, we hope you will consider joining the next A.C.V. Elston III, MD Summer Research Fellowship class.

Jennifer Klonecki, MS
Manager, Medical Research


Endowed Fellowships

  • Jerry & Anna Beth Culver Fellow
  • Joan Curran Memorial Fellow
  • Dr. A. C. V. & Mary M. Elston Fellow
  • Gertrude Salzer Gordon Fellow
  • Adolf L. Gundersen, MD, Fellow – endowed by Robert Kierlin & Mary Burrichter
  • Desmond & Lucille Harris Fellow
  • Sharon & George Kerckhove Fellow
  • Kenneth & Mildred Kuebler Fellow – endowed by Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Killoran
  • Bernard and Sally Kuebler-Killoran Fellow
  • Lommen Family Fellow
  • John & Nettie Mooney Fellow
  • Ward E. Brown and Ward M. Brown Fellow
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