Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Training

Program Directors: David Pinsky, MD and Daniel Eitzman, MD

About the Program

This program will provide training in both basic and clinical sciences relevant to the study of cardiovascular disease. The training program consists of a two-to-three year experience in the laboratory under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. These experiences will include molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, or healthcare outcomes related to cardiovascular disease. The program utilizes faculty mentors from the Departments of Internal Medicine, (Divisions of Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, General Medicine, and Molecular Medicine) Pathology, Pharmacology, Integrative Physiology, Biological Chemistry, Kinesiology, Neurology, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Vascular Surgery. All mentors have extensive research experience in a particular discipline and most have been involved in the training of postdoctoral fellows who have subsequently gone on to independent, productive careers in research and/or teaching. This training program will provide a structured curriculum that contains appropriate course work, exposure to lecture series, and in-depth laboratory and/or clinical research experience. A broad range of research topics are available to trainees, including pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, thrombosis, protease biology, mechanisms of fibrosis, obesity and metabolism, mechanisms of myocardial cellular function, molecular genetics, outcomes in cardiovascular disease, quality improvement, physician decision making, and economic assessment of cardiovascular interventions. The program is designed to produce the next generation of highly trained investigators devoted to understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

How to Apply

If interested, please contact Dr. Nallamothu at [email protected]


Please contact Dr. Nallamothu at [email protected]