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NIH Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Research Training Grant - Two Year

The purpose of this NIH sponsored training grant is to provide an intensive research training experience in basic or translational cardiovascular research. The program is designed for postdoctoral MD's or PhD's in preparation for independent investigative careers related to cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular fellowship applicants will find this an especially valuable opportunity to focus on an area of research interest under the guidance of established mentors in the field. A diverse array of training opportunities are available ranging from basic mechanisms of vascular disease to applied translational research. The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Department of Internal Medicine, comprises the central foundation of this grant, although multiple links to other Divisions and Departments within the University of Michigan Medical School have been established to facilitate collaborations and novel pursuits in this rapidly expanding field. In addition to a multitude of basic research opportunities available through this grant, a translational scientific program has been developed to meet the needs of trainees interested in clinical investigation. This translational research program also provides an opportunity to complete a Masters of Science program in research design and statistical analysis within the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

A core curriculum of didactic seminars designed specifically for trainees, interdisciplinary symposia and journal clubs have been established. Funding through this grant is typically available for 2-3 years.

For questions about this NIH Training Grant Program, contact John Burnett at dual@umich.edu

To apply to the NIH Training Grant Program, please follow this link.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer seeking under-represented minorities to train in our research environment.

Research Opportunities

Participating investigators by Interest            

CARDIAC MYOCYTE/CHANNEL BIOLOGY

Day, Sharlene, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

Isom, Lori L., PhD*
Professor of Pharmacology &  Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences
Co-Director of Cardiovascular Research Training Grant

Jalife, Jose, MD*
Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Co-director of the U-M Center for Arrhythmia Research

Martens, Jeffrey, PhD*
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Neubig, Richard, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Chemical Genomics
Professor, Pharmacology Department

Westfall, Margaret V., PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

GENETICS

Ginsburg, David, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James V Neel Distinguished University Prof.Int Med & Human Genetics,
Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Medical School
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Professor, Department of Pediatric & Comm Diseases, Medical School
Research Professor, Life Sciences Inst
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine

Omenn, Gil, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Professor of Human Genetics, School of Public Health
Director, Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics

Weder, Alan B., MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Vascular Medicine, Division of Cardiology

METABOLISM & SIGNALING

Bodary, Peter, PhD
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, School of Kinesiology

Chen, Yuqing (Eugene), MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Duan, Cunming, PhD
Associate Chair and Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Margolis, Benjamin, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Professor of Biological Chemistry

Mortensen, Richard, MD, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology

Myers, Martin, MD, PhD*
Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Neubig, Richard, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Chemical Genomics
Professor, Pharmacology Department

Saltiel, Alan, PhD
John Jacob Abel Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Director, Life Science Inst, Res Prof, Life Science Inst, Prof of Internal Medicine & Prof of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Shayman, James A., MD
Professor of Internal Medicine & Pharmacology
Division of Nephrology
Associate Vice-President for Research - Health Sciences, Office of the Vice-President for Research

POPULATION SCIENCE

Bernstein, Steven, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Research Scientist of Health Management & Policy

Eagle, Kim A., MD, FACC
Albion Walter Hewlett Professor, Internal Medicine
Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Center

Hayward, Rodney A., MD
Director Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Co-Director, Veteran's Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System for Outcomes Research
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine & Health Management and Policy

Kaplan, George, PhD
Founder, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH)
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology Department
Research Professor Emeritus, Survey Research Center
Thomas Francis Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Public Health

Nallamothu, Brahmajee, MD, MPH*
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Omenn, Gil, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Professor of Human Genetics, School of Public Health
Director, Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatic

THROMBOSIS/HEMOSTATIS

Eitzman, Daniel, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-Director of Cardiovascular Research Training Grant

Ginsburg, David, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James V Neel Distinguished University Prof.Int Med & Human Genetics,
Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Medical School
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Professor, Department of Pediatric & Comm Diseases, Medical School
Research Professor, Life Sciences Inst
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine

Kaufman, Randal J., PhD
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biological Chemistry & Internal Medicine

Lawrence, Daniel, PhD*
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Lucchesi, Benedict R., MD, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Pharmacology

Pinsky, David J., MD
Chief, Cardioscular Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Center
J. Griswold Ruth MD & Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Scholar, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Director of Cardiovascular Research Training Grant

Wakefield, Thomas, MD
S. Martin Lindenauer Collegiate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Head Vascular Surgery Section, Department of Surgery

VASCULAR BIOLOGY & INFLAMMATION

Baker, Jr., James R., MD*
Director, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences
Ruth Dow Doan Endowed Professor in Biologic Nanotechnology
Professor of Internal Medicine & Biomedical Engineering
Chief, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Chen, Yuqing (Eugene), MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Eitzman, Daniel, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Co-Director of Cardiovascular Research Training Grant

Gordon, David, MD
Associate Dean for Diversity & Career Development
Professor of Pathology

Jamerson, Kenneth, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Lawrence, Daniel, PhD*
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Lucchesi, Benedict R., MD, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Pharmacology

Martinez, Fernando, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Diagnostic Services

Parent, Jack M., MD*
Associate Professor of Neurology
Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Pinsky, David J., MD
Chief, Cardioscular Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Center
J. Griswold Ruth MD & Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Scholar, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Director of Cardiovascular Research Training Grant

Smith, William L., PhD
Minor J Coon Collegiate Professor of Biological Chemistry, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry

Upchurch, Gilbert, MD
Associate Chair, Hospital Affairs, Professor, Vascular Surgery Section
Leland Ira Doan Research Professor of Vascular Surgery

Wakefield, Thomas, MD
S. Martin Lindenauer Collegiate Professor of Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Head Vascular Surgery Section, Department of Surgery

Ward, Peter A., MD
Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology and Professor of Pathology

Weder, Alan B., MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Vascular Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Weiss, Stephen J., MD
Chief, Molecular Medicine & Genetic Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Med & Genetics
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Upjohn Professor of Medicine and Oncology

*Current Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Training Mentors