T32 Training Opportunity

Through an NIH T32 Training Grant “Vascular Surgery: Research Training in Vascular Biology,” we’re proud to offer a 2-year training experience for postdoctoral candidates who are MDs in Vascular Biology that prepares trainees for a research career in vascular biology.

The Vascular Biology T32 offers two distinct tracks, a unique feature of our program:

  • Basic Science & Translational Science
  • Health Services Research

Trainees may choose either track, according to their interests and career goals. All trainees receive close guidance from a dedicated mentor who sticks with you throughout the program.

Features of the Basic & Translational Science Track:

  • A postdoctoral research training course program.
  • An ADT Curriculum.

Features of the Health Services Track:

  • A Center for Health Care Outcomes and Policy (CHOP).
  • An M.S. Curriculum of the RWJ Clinical Scholars.

Trainees also benefit from common resources, including the Association for Academic Surgery Fundamentals of Surgical Research Career Development Courses, multiple conferences, the Department of Surgery Leadership Development Program, mentorship, experience writing winning grant proposals, the Clinical Research Career Development Awards Presentation, and yearly presentations to an outside expert in vascular biology or health services research.

Vascular Surgery T32 Training Opportunities

We have a long-standing history of collaboration with basic science departments and scientists and will continue this collaboration. Trainees in the Jobst Vascular Laboratory have been enrolled in the Postdoctoral Research Training Course headed by Stephen Weiss MD yearly for over the past 10 years. A number of basic scientists are involved in the current proposal.

The duration of research training for our physician trainees is two years, and the physicians will have no clinical responsibilities during this time. Remaining faculty, while all having clinical responsibilities, will also maintain a significant proportion of their time and effort to basic and translational research.

The University of Michigan has a long tradition of being a leader in health services outcomes research. With the resources and faculty of the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, we are able to provide a strong program in outcomes research to the trainees. Half of the trainees undertook health sciences research training over the last period of the T32.

All of our positions will be postdoctoral and will be two years in length.

Each trainee will be based in the laboratory of one of the faculty listed in the proposal. In addition to a primary mentor, the trainee will be able to choose a secondary mentor from the mentor list. The primary mentor will be responsible for the creation and direction of the project, and the secondary mentor will be a collaborator of the primary mentor. These all fall under our normal work collaborations.

When the trainee has been chosen and the primary and secondary mentor have been assigned, the trainee will submit to the internal advisory committee a 2-page summary of the research objective with:

  • The proposed research
  • Specific aims
  • A brief list of techniques that will be used
  • Expected results

This document will aid the internal advisory committee in recommending courses and identifying other faculty members of the training program or at the University of Michigan that will aid in the training of the fellow in the conduct of this research. The internal advisory committee can suggest changes to the proposed training program based on the fellow’s background and career goals. The trainees will be encouraged to consult other mentors and the Program Director for guidance in the planning of their program and in the periodic assessment of their progress in meeting the defined objectives.

How To Apply

For further instructions, interested applicants should send an inquiry to:

Maryann Hansen
mhansenm@med.umich.edu
(734) 936-7301

Michigan Medicine
Section of Vascular Surgery
Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5867