T32 Training

NIH NIDDK T32 Research Training in Gastroenterology

Principal Investigator:

Jean-Pierre Raufman, M.D.


Raymond Cross, M.D., M.S.
Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D.

Description of Program

The goal of this NIDDK-sponsored training program, centered in the Division of Gastroenterology & 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 within the School of Medicine, including the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Epidemiology & Public Health. This program offers the opportunity for Basic or Clinical Research training in three focused areas of investigation. Commitment to a minimum of two years of research training is required and trainees in the Clinical & Translational Science track are expected to pursue coursework leading to advanced degrees (MS, MPH) or to enroll in the novel PhD Program for Clinicians.

T32 DK067872 Trainees
July 2016

Ameer Abutaleb, Jessica Felton, Melissa Metry, Fariah Ramay, Elise Ma, Kenechukwu Chudy-Onwugaje, Jean-Pierre Raufman (PD)

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