Our program trains physician-scientists and post-doctoral PhD basic and clinical scientists in a multidisciplinary collaboarative approach to clinically relevant research in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The primary objective is to prepare them for academic careers characterized by independent research productivity and the successful training of others in these disciplines. The program's distinguishing characteristics are the quality and expertise of its training faculty, its integration of multiple disciplines and diverse research methodologies, its success in training academicians, and its dynamic response to changing needs for training young scientists. Research training is available in three tracks: respiratory cell and molecular biology;integrative respiratory physiology;and clinical investigation. Each track has a critical mass of experienced mentors providing a rich range of research topics for the trainee, a research study group as a central focus, and didactic course work to enrich the research training experience by exposing trainees to a broader range of methodology and research topics. The clinical investigation track includes enrollment in a Masters degree program in the Departments of either Epidemiology or Health Services. In addition to the three tracks, there is a tightly integrated Translational Research Training Program. Trainees enrolled in one of the primary training tracks who desire to become translational investigators receive cross- training in another discipline to complement their primary track. They participate in the research study groups of both tracks, have an expanded mentoring program, and are active members of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences within our insttituional CTSA. The program features a well-established process for selecting research mentors and a project during the first year (clinical trainees) that includes counseling each trainee by senior training faculty followed by a week in the fall during which trainees are relieved of their clinical responsibilities to conduct interviews with selected potential mentors. Formal mentoring committees track each fellows'progress toward their research training goals. Trainees present their research in several forums includng infernally at laboratory meetings as well as in more structured research works in progress groups, a University-wide pulmonary and critical care research conference and at regional and national meetings. Training includes instruction in manuscript and grant writing and a review process for research presentations. A program for mentor development and assessment is in place. This supportive, flexible, and diverse environment has been the key to our success in retaining our trainees in academic medicine.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HL007287-34
Application #
8296346
Study Section
NHLBI Institutional Training Mechanism Review Committee (NITM)
Program Officer
Colombini-Hatch, Sandra
Project Start
1994-07-01
Project End
2014-06-30
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
34
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$808,616
Indirect Cost
$56,982
Name
University of Washington
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
605799469
City
Seattle
State
WA
Country
United States
Zip Code
98195
Long, Ann C; Engelberg, Ruth A; Downey, Lois et al. (2014) Race, income, and education: associations with patient and family ratings of end-of-life care and communication provided by physicians-in-training. J Palliat Med 17:435-47
Vande Vusse, Lisa K; Madtes, David K; Guthrie, Katherine A et al. (2014) The association between red blood cell and platelet transfusion and subsequently developing idiopathic pneumonia syndrome after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Transfusion 54:1071-80
Long, Ann C; Kross, Erin K; Davydow, Dimitry S et al. (2014) Posttraumatic stress disorder among survivors of critical illness: creation of a conceptual model addressing identification, prevention, and management. Intensive Care Med 40:820-9
Dale, Christopher R; Kannas, Delores A; Fan, Vincent S et al. (2014) Improved analgesia, sedation, and delirium protocol associated with decreased duration of delirium and mechanical ventilation. Ann Am Thorac Soc 11:367-74
Prekker, Matthew E; Feemster, Laura C; Hough, Catherine L et al. (2014) The epidemiology and outcome of prehospital respiratory distress. Acad Emerg Med 21:543-50
Jolley, Sarah E; Caldwell, Ellen; Hough, Catherine L (2014) Factors associated with receipt of physical therapy consultation in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. Dimens Crit Care Nurs 33:160-7
Kim, Richard; Goss, Christopher H (2014) Unintended consequences of therapy in the intensive care unit. JAMA Intern Med 174:574-6
Long, Ann C; Kross, Erin K; Engelberg, Ruth A et al. (2014) Quality of dying in the ICU: is it worse for patients admitted from the hospital ward compared to those admitted from the emergency department? Intensive Care Med 40:1688-97
Dickson, Robert P; Erb-Downward, John R; Freeman, Christine M et al. (2014) Changes in the lung microbiome following lung transplantation include the emergence of two distinct Pseudomonas species with distinct clinical associations. PLoS One 9:e97214
Jolley, Sarah E; Regan-Baggs, Janet; Dickson, Robert P et al. (2014) Medical intensive care unit clinician attitudes and perceived barriers towards early mobilization of critically ill patients: a cross-sectional survey study. BMC Anesthesiol 14:84

Showing the most recent 10 out of 51 publications