About T32 Training Program!

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  • Trainee presents his work to staff, trainees, and faculty during a Work-in-Progress seminar

  • PI and Program Director meet with trainee for a one-on-one meeting to discuss the progress of her research

  • Trainee presents his work to staff, trainees, and faculty during a Work-in-Progress seminar

  • Trainees meet to discuss the progress of their work and the T32 training program with PI and Program Director

  • Trainees meet with PI and Program Director during T32 Training Program orientation

  • Newly appointed trainees meet with existing trainees during monthly T32 luncheon with PI and Program Director

  • Representatives from BU Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA), BU Clinical Tranlational Science Institute (CTSI), and Career Development coach from the BU Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program during T32 Program orientation

This training program provides postdoctoral trainees, with an M.D. or Ph.D., strong multidisciplinary training enabling them to pursue scientific careers in cardiovascular science. As a trainee accepted into the program, you must commit two years to the programs which contains the following key elements:

  • A carefully planned and mentored research project under the direction of an established NIH-funded investigator;
  • Development of grant writing skills;
  • Quarterly presentation at a “Work-in-Progress” seminar series attended by the faculty and staff;
  • Assessment of a trainee progress both by the mentor (ongoing) and by senior committee members during their annual presentation;
  • Development of paper writing skills to emphasize the key requirements to ready publications for high-impact journals;
  • Journal club that encompasses basic, translational, and clinical articles;
  • A “Cardiovascular Epidemiology” curriculum designed to provide fundamental understanding of cardiovascular epidemiology;
  • A mentorship program that fosters career development.

The training program is centered in the Section of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine at the Boston University Medical Campus and is made up of multidisciplinary faculty from the Departments of Medicine, Cardiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics. Research areas represented by the faculty include CVD risk factors, obesity, subclinical atherosclerosis, inflammation, vascular biology, hypertension, genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, functional genomics, and stem cell biology. As trainees completing the program, you will be equipped with the necessary tools to ask relevant questions, conduct original research, and secure independent funding.