The overall goal of this training program is to attract and train talented under-represented minority pre- doctoral students to MSM and prepare them to pursue independent research career opportunities in Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) thereby augmenting the number of highly skilled investigators pursuing CTR related to clinical cardiovascular disease and sleep disorders. The following aims will drive the overall goal of this program:
Aim 1 : Develop a multidisciplinary clinical cardiovascular and sleep-disorders research training program that will recruit URM candidates across the ACTSI and its partner institutions (MSM, Emory, and Georgia Tech). We will target PhD graduate students interested in cardiovascular and sleep disorders research for enrollment in the PhD/MSCR track in the MSM MSCR program, and target medical students interested in cardiovascular and sleep disorders research for enrollment in the MD/MSCR track in the MSM MSCR program.
Aim 2 : Enhance the clinical and translational research training environment in cardiovascular and sleep disorders for minority T32 trainees. We will promote interdisciplinary discourse and scientific exchange among T32 trainees, faculty and mentors. We will harnesses the diversity and strength of MSM graduate medical education programs, the basic science research excellence ofthe Cardiovascular and Neuroscience institutes, the outstanding clinical research resources and mentorship ofthe Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) to address the above aims.

Public Health Relevance

This training program addresses the critical need for development of a sustainable pool of minority scientists as leading investigators for the 21 st century, by developing and implementing innovative strategies and collaborations that build upon the strengths of existing programs such as the ACTSI.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HL103104-03
Application #
8271378
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHL1-CSR-H (M2))
Program Officer
Carlson, Drew E
Project Start
2010-06-01
Project End
2016-05-31
Budget Start
2013-06-01
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$254,213
Indirect Cost
$11,053
Name
Morehouse School of Medicine
Department
None
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
102005451
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30310
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