Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program (PETP) T32

Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disorders

This postdoctoral research training program in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Michigan has two main goals:

The Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program (PETP) will provide 2 years of intensive postdoctoral research training for M.D. and Ph.D. trainees in an individualized and closely-mentored research training program designed to best fit each trainee’s skills and interests. For the physician-scientist, this program will be integrated with the ongoing ACGME approved fellowship program to include a one year intensive training in clinical pediatric endocrinology, which will be funded with non-NIH monies. In order to provide outstanding mentorship for the trainees, the PETP will be actively supported by 11 established investigators from 7 different departments at the University of Michigan, 2 Research Centers housed at 2 Schools (Medicine, Public Health) and 2 independent, interdisciplinary research units (UM Office of Research, Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute), all with extensive research and mentoring experience within their respective areas of expertise.  Each trainee will be mentored by a clinical/basic dyad of mentors to provide strong footing on hypothesis-driven translational research, centering on developmental origin of metabolic diseases. The emphasis is on disorders of glucose metabolism, neurobiology of eating behavior, and brain reward systems, and the impact of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals and stress on metabolism. The overarching goal is to foster academic careers that will improve children's health and thereby, the health of the population in the United States. 

Physician-Scientist Trainee Selection

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program accepts applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting in August of each year for fellowship starting on July 1st  of the following year. 


All physician candidates will be considered for a position if they meet the following criteria: 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity 

Postdoctoral positions are available to study mechanisms leading to Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disorders.  The candidate chooses mentors who are exploring possible mechanisms of metabolic dysfunction at a cellular and molecular, physiological, behavioral and/or clinical level in a developmental context. 


For further information, contact individual investigators (PDF) based on your research interest.  Please provide the following items:

Mentor Requirements 

 Deadlines:  March 1st, June 1st, November 1st

In the selection process for both physician scientist and post-doctoral research trainees, we have a commitment to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, or creed.

We believe that diversity improves medical education. It provides a broadening, more stimulating, and thought-provoking environment for everyone; enhances our trainees’ ability to see problems from different perspectives; teaches how to interact with families, patients, faculty and staff who are different from them; and prepares them to succeed in the increasingly diverse world in which they will practice as physicians and academicians.