Benign and malignant blood diseases cause major morbidity and mortality in the US and are rising in prevalence due to the rapid aging of the American population. Effective therapies are rare in part because of an insufficient number of physician-scientists and PhD scientists trained in Hematology research. Our Training Program in Translational and Experimental Hematology addresses this important problem by supporting the training of investigators in basic science or translational research in Hematology. We have designed a Training Program with rigorous research opportunities and close mentoring by faculty. Our Program provides an outstanding panel of leading experts in Hematology as Program Faculty to direct fellows in their research endeavors. Physician- scientists enter the T32 Training Program after clinical training in adult Hematology. PhD fellows enter the Program directly from the laboratories of Program Faculty through a competitive process. Physician-scientists interested in translational research and clinical investigation have the option of pursuing a Master?s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology to acquire skills in the design of clinical trials. Fellows in the T32 Program receive training in three broad areas of hematology research: hematopoiesis and stem cell biology; thrombosis and vascular biology; and immunology and immunotherapy. Research in the Training Program comprises two years and is enhanced by didactic lectures, outstanding seminar series and a rich scientific environment. This Training Program in Translational and Experimental Hematology contributes new biological insights, novel means of prevention and new therapies for blood disorders through postdoctoral training of fellows in Hematology research and by preparing future investigators for careers in research in Hematology.

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This Training Program trains future physician-scientists and PhD scientists with the rigorous research skills necessary to solve fundamental problems in Hematology. The Program will include training in both a Basic Science Research Pathway and a Translational Research Pathway. Training will focus on three high priority areas in Hematology research, including: hematopoiesis and stem cell biology; thrombosis and vascular biology; and immunology and immunotherapy. The Training Program will prepare the fellows for successful, independent careers in research in Hematology and for new discoveries in understanding and treating blood diseases.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
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Chang, Henry
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Stanford University
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