Training in Vascular Biology and Medicine
The T32 Fellowship Grant
This T32 program is designed to provide an opportunity for selected postdoctoral fellows from both clinical and basic research backgrounds to be immersed in selected laboratories within this rich and interactive environment. The MD and MD-PhD fellows are most likely to enter from the substantial pool of applicants to the Cardiovascular Diseases division within the Department of Medicine, while the PhD applicants could enter in conjunction with mentors affiliated with any of the basic science programs.
The basic and translational research focus of this T32 forms a complement with, but does not overlap, the recently awarded Indiana CTSI, which funds 6 junior faculty (instructors or assistant professors) with a focus on translational research, but does not provide any post-doctoral support. The trainees benefit from research, coursework, and a program of meetings with other trainees and colleagues on a regular basis. In addition, this training grant permits new concepts and directions to be pursued by mentors and funded trainees, facilitated by the funding and trainee activity in sparking mentor collaborations.