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Research Opportunities

UMass Chan offers clinical and translational research opportunities across the breadth of cardiovascular medicine.  The program is committed to providing thoughtful mentorship to help fellows identify topics of interest, develop skills, and execute and publish research. You may learn more about our faculty members’ research interests here: Our researchers. 

Dr. Kai Chen, Associate Program Director, meets with each first-year fellow to guide them towards an appropriate mentor.  We encourage fellows to initiate and develop personalized research projects during their first year and to continue their projects throughout their fellowship.  Fellows in the three-year clinical fellowship may dedicate up to six months of elective time to research.  Fellows who are interested in a career as a funded researcher may extend their fellowship to four or five years as part of our T32 training program, provided they meet NIH funding eligibility.  You may learn more about the T32 training program here: T32 training program.  

Fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts to national meetings and manuscripts to scientific journals.  Financial support is provided for publication fees and travel expenses.