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Multidisciplinary Approach Training in Respiratory Research

An NIH sponsored multidisciplinary training program geared toward the development of the next generation of pulmonary investigators focused on the molecular physiology of the lung and the functional application of this knowledge to human lung diseases.  This training program offers M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. fellows additional year(s) of protected research in addition to the 18 months provided during their core fellowship years.

The main objective of our training program is to provide a structured, intensive research experience and multidisciplinary mentoring that fosters the development of skills needed to pursue a successful career in investigative pulmonary sciences.  Leveraging world-renowned mentors in COPD, interstitial lung disease, acute lung injury, sepsis, and respiratory infections, our training program is designed to help our fellows become independent investigators in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

T32 training program is organized as follows:

Participating UnitParticipating Preceptor
Cellular Biology and Molecular ImmunologyArtis*, Nathan, Lipkin, Cantley, Silver, Rhee, Cohen, Stout-Delgado†
Lung and Vascular InjuryChoi M*, Choi A, Rafii, Worgall, Coller, Lyden, Hajjar, Ding†, Cloonan†
Human PathophysiologyGlesby*, Martinez, Kaner, Fitzgerald, Crystal, Pamer, Prigerson, Schenck†, Shaykhiev†
Epidemiology/BioinformaticsCharlson*, Safford, Pathak, Kaushal, Ballman, Golightly
* Training unit director; † Junior preceptor

Although flexibility is encouraged, a typical training timeline for M.D. and Ph.D. postdoctoral trainees is illustrated here:

Pulmonology T32 training timeline

Please contact us for further information about the T32 training program.

Contact Information

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Fernando J. Martinez, M.D., Chief
Michael S. Niederman, M.D., Associate Chief

T32 Training Grant

Fernando J. Martinez, M.D., Program Director
Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D., Program Director
Robert J. Kaner, M.D., Associate Program Director

Patrycja Golinska, M.S., Program Coordinator
Tel: (646) 962-2738

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