Our program provides veterinarians with rigorous research training leading to the PhD degree at Stanford University. They join top-ranked graduate home programs in the biosciences, are mentored by outstanding researchers, and develop stronger ties to their veterinary profession through the Department of Comparative Medicine. The rationale is that intense research training will enable more veterinarians to compete effectively for research grant support and become independent principal investigators, which will address a national need. Our program focuses on Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Neurosciences. Program faculty members include three advisors, five veterinary mentors, and 20 research mentors. During the next funding cycle, funds are requested to support two new trainees/year for three years each with a maximum of six funded trainees at any one time. Overall, we seek to produce highly trained veterinary researchers that will assume leadership roles and exert a sustained, powerful influence in their field and in the veterinary profession.

Public Health Relevance

Public health depends on medical research. Most medical research uses animals. Veterinarians improve medical research in many ways, but there are too few veterinary researchers. Our program addresses this national need by producing highly trained veterinary researchers.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
8T32OD011121-07
Application #
8301576
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-CM-5 (02))
Program Officer
Watson, William T
Project Start
2005-07-01
Project End
2016-06-30
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
7
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$292,459
Indirect Cost
$16,923
Name
Stanford University
Department
Veterinary Sciences
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
009214214
City
Stanford
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94305