The Firland Foundation supports the Northrop-Park Fellowship, a tuberculosis research training fellowship within the University of Washington Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program.
The fellowship is named in honor of Drs. Cedric Northrop and David R. Park III for their leadership in the medical care of patients with tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Northrop was the TB Controller for King County. During the last few years of his career, Dr. Northrop also served as Washington State TB Controller. Dr. Northrop was instrumental in establishing quarantine and detention regulations for uncooperative patients with TB in the late 1940’s. As former pulmonary and critical care physician at Harborview Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Park enthusiastically mentored fellows and clinicians in TB until his untimely death in 2016. Dr. Park co-founded the Firland Northwest TB Center with a vision to create a center for best practices for clinical care. His service as a Firland Foundation Board Member and Chair of the Grants Committee left an indelible stamp of high commitment to strengthen local capacity for TB research, education, and practice.
The Northrop-Park Fellowship is intended to support the training of a specific fellow in tuberculosis research methodologies, as a form of career development award. The purpose is to provide the fellow with the opportunity to develop independent faculty-level tuberculosis research funding. Only one fellowship will be provided each year. A Cedric Northrop Fellow may be awarded up to 3 years of funding if there is evidence of sufficient progress and promise on annual progress reports. See the application process for further information.