Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center Grant

Project Number: T32-HL007121

Title: CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Center Goals: The discovery of the causes of cardiovascular disease and their prevention; the care of the suffering patients and their cure, requires dedicated physicians and scientists to devote their lifelong work to a health mission without which a civilized society would not survive. Such individuals require years of training in medical science beyond their professional degree under the tutelage and mentoring of established senior medical investigators/teachers working in an environment with exceptional intellectual, technical, and physical resources. At the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Research Center, we have provided a world-renowned training center since 1975, have graduated hundreds of scientists, many of whom are national leaders throughout the USA, and aim to continue to do so for future generations with the renewal of federal support that we are applying for and hope to attain.

About the Fellowship: The Cardiovascular Center Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA), funded since 1975, is:

  • For post-graduate training of MDs and PhDs in the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Research Center.
  • Up to 15 trainees have been selected each year with an emphasis on 4 areas of research:
    • Membrane Biology, Ion Channels, and Cell Signaling
    • Integrative Neurobiology and Sensory Signals in Cardiovascular Regulation
    • Endothelial/Vascular Biology, Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Cerebral Circulation
    • Hypertension
  • The emphasis is on basic, clinical, and translational research and a primary goal of an academic career.
  • Most trainees will require from 4 to 6 years of advanced training in expectation of a career as independent investigators. A plan is outlined with support from this training grant for 1 to 3 years and the remaining years funded by institutional sources or other NIH, foundation or American Heart Association career development programs.
  • Trainees participate in:
    • Seminars
    • Graduate courses
    • Bench research
    • Genomic and Clinical research
    • Epidemiologic surveys
    • Biostatistics​
    • Training for Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Applications are accepted on a year round basis and reviewed bi-annually

For Additional Information about the grant or instructions to apply contact Loretta Bassler by email loretta-bassler@uiowa.edu