Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences (DGP) supports PhD graduate student training in life sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on recruiting and retaining superb and highly competitive candidates for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Feinberg and leading to a duel MD-PhD degree. The students who participate in this program are recognized as “Driskill Scholars.” The Driskill Foundation commitment provides living stipends, tuition and coverage in the Northwestern student health services.


Programs include: PhD, PhD/MPH, and MD/PhD students
Total number of students graduated since fall 2011: 189


Current positions of several graduated students: Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Health Science Analyst, National Institutes of Health; Research Investigator, Bristol Meyers Squibb; Postdoctoral Research Associate (various institutions including Harvard Medical School, University of Chicago, Washington University, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, US Navy, Mayo Clinic, MIT, Johns Hopkins, Stanford University); Biotechnology Equity Research Associate, JMP Group; Senior Manager, Business Analytics and Insights, Pfizer; Patent Agent, McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Research Scientist, Bayer Pharma AG; Senior Associate, Global Regulatory Affairs, Oncology, Johnson & Johnson; Associate Scientific Director, Medical Affairs Oncology, Abbvie; Assistant Professor, Livingstone College; Microbiologist, FDA; Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group; Clinical Microbiology Fellow, Mayo Clinic; HMedical Writer, Novo Norodisk


Student-authored publications (2015-2016 academic school year): 91


Number of students winning individual fellowships, 2014-2016 academic years: 17. Those fellowships are from: National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Ford Foundation, and American Society for Microbiology