This Fellowship is no longer available.

Founded in 1983, the SSF provides patients with practical information and coping strategies that minimize the effects of Sjögren's syndrome. In addition, the Foundation is the clearinghouse for medical information and is the recognized national advocate for Sjögren's syndrome. The Fellowship consisted of a stipend of $4,000. Funds were not to be used to pay indirect, or institutional overhead costs.

Awards were open to both graduate and undergraduate students working towards a DDS, DMD, or PhD and are enrolled in an accredited institution within the U.S. Students had to be sponsored by a faculty member at that institution.

The AADR Fellowships Committee coordinated review of the proposals. The Committee included an expert in Sjögren’s selected by the Foundation. Each proposal was evaluated on its scientific merits in a manner similar to that used for NIDCR grants. Awards were made on the basis of creativity of the project, its feasibility, and its potential significance to Sjögren’s syndrome research.


Annie Chou

University of California, San Francisco, USA

2015 Recipient 

Kerry Leehan

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, USA

2014 Recipient 

Adrienne Gauna

University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

2013 Recipient 

Linae Collymore

Southern Illinois University, Alton, USA

2012 Recipient 

Sheede Khalil

Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

2011 Recipient