Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Northwestern Molecular and Translational Cardiovascular Training Program

Our Mission:

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.

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD
Program Director
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Director and Chair of Admissions, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); Director of Center for Molecular Cardiology.
Email: h-ardehali@northwestern.edu
Phone: 312-503-2342

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Associate Director
Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine; Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Director, Center for Genentic Medicine
Email: elizabeth.mcnally@northwestern.edu
Phone: 312-503-6258

Craig Brodie
Administrator, Division of Nephrology & FCVRI

John Greenwood
Research Administrator, Division of Nephrology & FCVRI