John K. Robinson Grant Application

John K. Robinson Grant in Memory of Dr. Kenneth D. Keusch

Kenneth D. Keusch, M.D. ’63, was many things. Some will say he was a wonderful physician and a superb human being. He labored on behalf of the School of Medicine through his work with the Alumni Association. In the end, he focused intensely on medical students and on behalf of their education. For those who worked closely with him, he was provocative. He made us think and he made us smile.

-Alberto Mitrani, M.D. ’84

The UMMSM Medical Alumni Association provides the John K. Robinson grant in memory of the contributions Dr. Kenneth Keusch made to students and to the University and to the field of radiology. This grant funds the travel and accommodation expenses for individual students accepted to present scholarly work at professional conferences. This grant is to support research in patient related projects, leadership programs and community based participatory projects.

A student may only be awarded the John K. Robinson grant once within their academic career. The John K. Robinson grant requires the student to be the primary author and the research to have been completed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the date of a conference. Applications submitted within the 30 days of the presentation or conference date will not be considered. If the conference you attend is within the state of Florida, the maximum awarded is $375, if the conference is outside of Florida the maximum is $750. Please note funds are limited.

IMPORTANT: The committee consists of volunteer alumni who generously give their time to review applications. Often the process can take up to 6 months to review and make a decision. Please take this into account when applying.

Please complete and submit the form below.

Should you have any questions, please call or email Joyce Biederman.

Joyce Biederman, M.S.
Assistant Director
Office of Professional Development & Career Guidance
Phone: (305) 243-7485 Fax: (305) 243-9229

It is the discretion of the John K. Robinson committee whether an application is accepted or denied.

In order to receive this travel grant, we will need a signed statement from your University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty mentor indicating that the research presented directly supports the faculty member’s research and benefits the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Fill the Faculty Member Statement form and upload it when completed

Have you been awarded this grant before?

Are you the primary author on the project?

Is your Conference date MORE THAN 30 days from today’s date?

Please submit your conference acceptance confirmation.

The JKR grant application is related to a poster presentation

If yes, please submit the final poster

Submit final copy of completed project to be used for the presentation.*
If your file is over 9MB, please send it directly to Medical Alumni Association.

It is your responsibility to submit your POSTER AND/OR PROOF OF CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE before funds are released.’ The John K Robinson Award Committee will base a decision of your Application acceptance/decline based on your ABSTRACT at this time.