This training program is designed to prepare pediatricians for independent, research-oriented careers in academic medicine. Its specific goal is to provide young pediatric investigators with the powerful research tools of molecular and cellular biology that will allow them to explore, in depth, basic questions related to children's health. The 47 program faculty from across the University of Michigan are selected for their demonstrated excellence in training young investigators, the strength of their research programs, and their expertise in one of three areas of pediatric research -- host defenses, developmental biology, and abnormal cellular growth. The trainees supported by this program will be selected from a pool of individuals who have already completed the clinical component of fellowship training (one year) in one of the subspecialty areas of pediatrics. Criteria for choosing these trainees include their potential to be successful investigators, their previous academic records, and their commitment to developing independent, academically-oriented research careers. Each year the program will support 5 trainees;3-4 will be supported in their first year of the research component of their fellowship training, and 1-2 in the second year. A curriculum is provided for the trainees that takes advantage of the rich educational and research opportunities available at the University of Michigan. Trainees will enroll in the intensive three month post- doctorate course in cellular and molecular biology offered by the Medical School and will participate in a statistics seminar sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics, in sessions to develop academic skills, in compliance educational modules sponsored by the Medical School and will present their research at the annual Pediatric Research Day. The focus of the trainee's activities will be an individual research project in the laboratory of the research mentor. In addition, the trainees will participate in research seminars, lectures, and specialized workshops offered by the many basic and clinical sciences units of the University, and will have access to the excellent Medical School core laboratories. As part of their research experience, they will apply for individual awards to support completion of their research training. Progress of the trainees'research work will be monitored by the trainees'Research Committees;the Program Committee, composed of pediatric faculty;and the Advisory Committee, composed of Medical School faculty outside the Department of Pediatrics. Upon completion of their post-doctoral training, trainees will be board eligible in a pediatric clinical subspeciality and will be well-prepared for successful careers as independent, research-oriented academic pediatricians.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HD007513-15
Application #
8264491
Study Section
Pediatrics Subcommittee (CHHD)
Program Officer
Mukhopadhyay, Mahua
Project Start
1998-09-30
Project End
2013-04-30
Budget Start
2012-05-01
Budget End
2013-04-30
Support Year
15
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$309,152
Indirect Cost
$23,292
Name
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
073133571
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Country
United States
Zip Code
48109
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