1) Development of a structured and innovative training program designed to train the future leaders of CV basic and translational research. Our program provides: a) a comprehensive didactic course in CV physiology and pathology, along with a translational component, b) close monitoring of the progress of our trainees by the leadership committees, c) a comprehensive basic and translational research program that covers three different areas of CV research, d) training in statistics and responsible conduct of research, and e) access to human samples, clinical reagents and advising by top leaders/advisors in CV translational research.
2) Recruitment of strong trainees with high likelihood of success. We have the following mechanisms to recruit strong trainees: a) recruitment of predoctoral students from our highly selective graduate programs, including the Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) and Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), b) introduction of new mechanisms to recruit postdocs through Chicago-wide CV research seminars, and c) recruitment activities by our faculty at national and international meetings.
3) Providing means for our trainees to learn about the translational aspects of CV research and interact with leaders in the field. Our program is designed to: a) introduce a NU CV Research Day, developed for our trainees to present their research and interact with our faculty and invited speakers, b) build upon our already strong collaboration among our faculty and encourage our trainees to expand their research program to other areas of CV research, and c) provide mechanisms for our trainees to be exposed to clinical leaders in the CV field through clinical advisors.
The NMTCTP is housed within the Feinberg Cardiovascular research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is currently accepting applications for two 2017-2018 postdoctoral trainees. Please submit an application through our online system.
View a list of current mentors who participate in this T32.
Meet the members of the T32 Executive Committee.
View a list of program expectations and learn more about the program.
See a list of resources dedicated to T32 trainees. All trainees are encouranged to join the Department of Medicine New Investigator Career Enhancement (NICE) group and vist the NIK T32 Kiosk.
View a list of on-campus resources dedicated to diversity and inclusion.
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Director and Chair of Admissions, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); Director of Center for Molecular Cardiology.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine; Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Director, Center for Genentic Medicine
Administrator, Division of Nephrology & FCVRI
Research Administrator, Division of Nephrology & FCVRI