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Transdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research T32 Training Program


male scientistIn collaboration with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine, the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) has established a NHLBI-funded T32 program with the aim of producing a new generation of investigators who have the enthusiasm, knowledge, and skills to make meaningful contributions to cardiovascular research across the translational spectrum.

Directed by Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD (PQHS) and Kevin Donahue, MD (Cardiovascular Medicine), the program is truly transdisciplinary, with investigators working together to expand knowledge beyond discipline-based concepts, theories, and methods.

UMass Chan Medical School offers an outstanding environment for this training, with exceptional depth and breadth of well-funded cardiovascular research, experienced and involved mentors, and extensive resources for training in the full spectrum of cardiovascular research from laboratory- to population-based.

Program Activities

The program offers 4 pre-doctoral fellowship slots, 4 post-doctoral fellowship slots, and 8 short-term summer training slots for medical students per grant year.

In addition to an intensive mentored research experience, trainees will participate in didactics, seminars, journal clubs, and scientific and grant writing workshops to develop the essential skills needed to be successful investigators. Post-doctoral T32 trainees may have a maximum of 20% effort dedicated to clinical responsibilities while funded through the T32.

To Apply and for Eligibility Information

Pre-Doctoral Candidates:
Pre-Doctoral Application Cover Page and Instructions (download)

Post-Doctoral Candidates:
Post-Doctoral Application Cover Page and Instructions (download)

Questions? Email rebecca.gigliello@umassmed.edu or contact the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at 508-856-8999.