The National Research Council has documented a dire national need for veterinary specialists trained in biomedical research. Furthermore, veterinary researchers play a key role in comparative and translational research activities since they naturally bridge basic and clinical research. To address this training need, faculty in the CCMTR (CCMTR) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State have established the Comparative Medicine and Translational Research Training Program (CMTRTP). This training program specifically target individuals with the DVM degree who have completed specialty training. Trainees will complete requirements leading to the PhD degree in laboratories of well-funded faculty that have a strong training track record and diverse research expertise. Research projects will emphasize comparative and translational themes fostered by the CCMTR and trainees will participate in multidisciplinary research efforts. It is envisioned that trainees will bridge research programs and serve as a nidus for new faculty collaborations. The training program was initiated in Fall 2007 with funds for 2 slots committed by North Carolina State University. The program will grow by 2 slots each year, reaching a total of 8 slots in year 4. Six trainee slots are requested and 2 will be supported from university resources. Program requirements include: (1) a capstone course on comparative medicine and translational research;(2) a professional development course that will culminate in submission of a K award proposal;(3) a seminar series on translational research;(4) a course in research ethics;and (5) an annual research symposium. These requirements are in addition to those associated with a student's particular graduate program. This novel training program will build upon the strong commitment and track record of the NC State CVM to train veterinary specialists in research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32RR024394-04
Application #
8129578
Study Section
National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group (RIRG)
Program Officer
Watson, William T
Project Start
2008-08-01
Project End
2013-07-31
Budget Start
2011-08-01
Budget End
2012-07-31
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$392,930
Indirect Cost
Name
North Carolina State University Raleigh
Department
Veterinary Sciences
Type
Schools of Veterinary Medicine
DUNS #
042092122
City
Raleigh
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27695
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