Ginsburg Fellowship

UCLA Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Fellowship in Precision Genomic Medicine 

Daniel H. Geschwind, MD, Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg and Kelsey A. Roelofs, MD

The Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Fellowship in Precision Genomic Medicine supports an outstanding trainee pursuing professional development opportunities in biological, clinical, and ethical/legal aspects of clinical genetics and/or genomic medicine research. The transition to research faculty is challenging, the Ginsburg Fellowship provides a one-year award to support promising early-stage investigators who have their MD or MD-PhD, during the often-difficult transition from clinical trainee to independent faculty.

Applicants should hold an MD or MD-PhD and be interested in training opportunities in genetics and translational genomics, broadly. This program will support training in various aspects of clinical genetics and genomic medicine research. Explore our fellows further by scrolling down this page.




Adam B. Weiner, MD

Adam B. Weiner, MD

Molecular Correlates with Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) in Prostate Cancer

Adam B. Weiner, MD. obtained his bachelor’s degree from Yale College and his medical degree from the University of Chicago where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He then completed his urology residency at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago where he was awarded the 2019 Urology Care Foundation Residency Research Award. He is a current fellow in urologic oncology at UCLA. Dr. Weiner’s academic interests include epidemiology and translational research in urologic oncology and medical education. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and has won multiple awards in peer reviewing, teaching, and research presentations.


Kelsey A. Roelofs, MD

Kelsey A. Roelofs, MD

Gene Expression Profile of Periocular Basal Cell Carcinomas

Dr. Kelsey A. Roelofs is an oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the surgical and medical management of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital pathology.
She received her MD from the University of Alberta, where she subsequently went on to complete her residency in Ophthalmology. Thereafter, she embarked on an Ocular Oncology fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, followed by a two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at UCLA.
Dr. Roelofs has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, 19 textbook chapters and was the 2021 recipient of the Bartley R Frueh Research Award.  Dr Roelofs was selected as the 2022 Dr Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Fellow in Precision Genomic for her investigation into the gene expression profile of periocular basal cell carcinomas.  Other recent awards include the 2022 Fellow Teaching Award for the Stein Eye Institute of Ophthalmology Residency Program and the 2022 UCLA Department of Ophthalmology Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Roelofs sees patients at UCLA Stein Eye Institute in Westwood, Calabasas and Santa Monica.