This T32 Vascular Surgery Education and Research Training (VascTrain) Program is designed to train vascular surgery residents in the fundamentals of basic and clinical cardiovascular research. This will be accomplished using a training committee comprised of a principal trainer and a team of associate trainers in a closely supervised training program. The training scheme is based on interactions between the training committee and the trainee in the form of weekly training research sessions. The VascTrain Program is integrated into a Vascular Surgery residency program where all residents participate in a 2 year curriculum designed to provide research training. Funding for 3 positions is sought to support trainees who will enter the program after 3 years of vascular surgery or surgery residency. A few PhD post-doctoral fellows will be accepted into this program. The research areas of focus are based on cardiovascular diseases, its consequences and its treatments. General areas of investigation include the pathogenesis and treatment of intimal hyperplasia, tissue engineered autologous conduits, tissue ischemia induced angiogenesis and wound healing, computational analysis of aortic aneurysm progress and rupture, cardiovascular imaging, epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, and pharmacotherapeutics. The program introduces a multidisciplinary approach to vascular biology research and a dedicated approach to clinical/translational research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HL098036-05
Application #
8699816
Study Section
NHLBI Institutional Training Mechanism Review Committee (NITM)
Program Officer
Scott, Jane
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Pittsburgh
Department
Surgery
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
City
Pittsburgh
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
15213
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