|Principal Investigator:||Jean-Pierre Raufman, M.D.|
||Alessio Fasano, M.D.
Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D.
The goal of this NIDDK-sponsored training program, centered in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is to prepare pre- and post-doctoral (MD, PhD, and MD/PhD) fellows for careers as independent investigators in academic digestive diseases-related research. Postdoctoral trainees are recruited primarily from the adult and pediatric GI divisions, and the surgical research program. In this inter-disciplinary program, a productive, well-funded senior faculty with exceptional mentoring credentials is recruited from several Departments and Research Centers within the School of Medicine, including the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, and the Mucosal Biology Research Center. This program offers the opportunity for Basic or Clinical Research training in 4 focused areas of investigation. Commitment to a minimum of 2 years of research training is required and trainees in the Clinical & Translational Science track are encouraged to pursue coursework leading to advanced degrees (MS, MPH) or to enroll in the novel PhD Program for Clinicians.
Dr. Raufman and T32 Trainees - June 2012