The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded T32 training program, part of the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award, provides pre- and postdoctoral students with multidisciplinary and balanced training in didactic course work, state-of-the-art research opportunities, and the necessary skills for a successful career in hypertension and cardiorenal diseases research (HCDR). The specific goal of this training grant is as follows:
UMMC has identified hypertension and cardiovascular and renal diseases as a major area for research development in its strategic research plan. The institution has made a significant commitment to basic and clinical cardiovascular and renal research and the training of students and fellows at both the pre-doctoral and postdoctoral level. Additionally, UMMC is committed to training students and fellows that are members of under-represented racial and ethnic minorities.
There are several key features of this program:
History and outcomes of HCDR training at UMMC