University of Michigan

Sponsored by SVS

Research Training in Vascular Biology

The Michigan Medicine Section of Vascular Surgery, announces the availability of a two-year training position for postdoctoral candidates who are MDs in Vascular Biology through a NIH T32 Training Grant "Vascular Surgery: Research Training in Vascular Biology."

The proposed program emphasizes research training for physicians with two main tracks: Basic Science/Translational track or a Health Services Research track. Trainees can choose either basic science/translational research or a health services research track as indicated in the diagram below. Each has its own curriculum with common resources available for both tracks.

We have a long-standing history of collaboration with basic science departments and scientists and will continue this collaboration. As an example, 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 during this time the physicians will have no clinical responsibilities. The remaining faculty, while all having clinical responsibilities, also maintain a significant proportion of their time and effort to basic and translational research. Michigan Medicine also 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. Indeed, over the last period of the T32, half undertook health sciences research training. 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 a 2-page summary of the research objective of the proposed research, specific aims, a brief list of techniques that will be used, and the expected results to the internal advisory committee. This document will aid the internal advisory committee to recommend courses, identify other faculty members of the training program or at Michigan Medicine 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

Interested applicants should send an inquiry to Maryann Hansen. Further instructions will then follow. 


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University of Michigan Medical Center
Section of Vascular Surgery
Maryann Hansen

1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5867
CVC 5372
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5867
United States

(734) 936-7301