The Hunter-Weill T32 Transdisciplinary Research Training program is a two-year intensive training program focused on supporting doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees in heart, lung and blood disease health disparities research. The program provides stipend, training, mentoring and tuition/fees waived in the Weill Cornell MS in Clinical Epidemiology Program.
Trainees will leverage their own established research area while learning to apply it to real world problems. The fundamental goal of the program is to provide knowledge and skills to apply existing basic research training to health disparity questions.
Doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees must currently be actively engaged in research. T32 trainees will continue to work with their home institution mentor but will also be paired with a secondary mentor in the program that will serve as a complimentary resource in his/her research project. Applicants must have the support of their current research mentor/advisor.
The NHLBI T32 Training Grant requires all trainees to be US citizen or permanent resident. We particularly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the area of biomedical research.
Doctoral students must currently be a Hunter College student with a current minimum 3.0 GPA, completed core curriculum (usual 2 years completed), and be able to translate their current work in heart, lung, and blood health disparities research.
Postdoctoral trainees must currently be at Hunter College or Weill Cornell Medicine and be able to translate their current work in heart, lung, and blood health disparities research. The individual must also demonstrate interest or pursuit in an academic research career.
Doctoral students will
1) conduct mentor guided research,
2) complete the didactic coursework provided by the MS in Clinical Epidemiology at Weill Cornell in the 1st year,
3) attend the program's career development workshops, and
4) present research at one national conference.
Postdoctoral trainees will
1) complete the didactic coursework provided by the MS in Clinical Epidemiology at Weill Cornell in the 1st year,
2) develop pilot data/projects,
3) attend the program's career development workshops,
4) submit a full grant proposal by the end of the program, and
5) present research at one national conference.
For more information on how to apply, please contact Shirley Yi at shirley(dot)yi(at)hunter.cuny.edu