Hamann Selected for Summer Research Fellowship

Alyssa Hamann at microscope

The Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) congratulates Alyssa Hamann, Class of 2026, for her remarkable achievement in being one of only three students selected nationwide for the prestigious Summer Research Fellowship at the Department of Pathology, Section on Comparative Medicine, at Wake Forest University Primate Center.


Hamann's selection is a testament to her academic prowess, dedication to veterinary medicine and commitment to advancing research in the field of comparative pathology. She follows in the footsteps of Ashley Tinsley, who was awarded a comparative pathology externship at Stanford University in 2023, showcasing the caliber of students within the LMU-CVM community.


"We are incredibly proud of Alyssa's accomplishment and recognition on a national level," said Dean Stacey Anderson, DVM, MVSc, PhD, DACVS-LA. "Alyssa's selection for this fellowship underscores her outstanding abilities and potential as a future leader in veterinary pathology. We have full confidence that she will excel in this unique research-intensive environment and make significant contributions to the field."


The Summer Research Fellowship at Wake Forest University Primate Center offers a rare opportunity for structured training in a research-intensive setting, with a focus on comparative disease pathophysiology in nonhuman primates and other species. Hamann will have the chance to engage in internationally recognized programs spanning various areas such as aging, women's health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, regenerative medicine, diabetes, reproductive system disorders, and substance abuse.


"I am deeply honored to have been selected for this prestigious fellowship and grateful for the support of Lincoln Memorial University," said Hamann. "I am excited to delve into the world of comparative pathology and contribute to cutting-edge research that addresses critical health challenges facing both humans and animals."


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 6600 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.


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