Advanced Research Training

Washington University provides an outstanding environment for rigorous training of basic and clinical cardiovascular scientists through predoctoral and postdoctoral educational programs. These programs are organized within the Cardiovascular Division and the Center for Cardiovascular Research in the Department of Medicine and leverage a well-established network of expert training faculty across 10 departments at the School of Medicine at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. These programs are supported by two NIH T32 training grants: Principles of Cardiovascular Research (HL007081) has a strong focus on clinical and applied postdoctoral training for physician-scientists; and (HL134635) Training in Integrative and Systems Biology of Cardiovascular Disease is focused on basic and translational research training of both predoctoral students and postdoctoral PhD fellows. The goal of both programs is to provide exceptional research training and career development opportunities to the next generation of  independent cardiovascular scientists, educators and mentors who will contribute to improve the health of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Training faculty are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in cardiovascular science who are well-funded, highly interactive, and collaborative. These faculty are committed to providing the training, resources, intellectual enthusiasm, and mentoring to facilitate the scientific and professional development of trainees. In addition to the research training in individual labs, trainees participate in weekly seminars, a core curriculum, an annual Cardiovascular Research Day, and instruction in in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Methods to Enhance Reproducibility. Mentors. Program Directors work with each trainee to develop individualized educational, training and career development plans and monitor the progress and development of each trainee.