Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program

Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program

Program Financial Aspects

  • NIH-supported stipends for postdoctoral training program applicants are based on a graduated scale for related professional experience and incrementally adjusted by federal fiscal year budgeting. 
  • Health and dental insurance is provided. 
  • Tuition and fees are fully paid to program appointees for completion of the required master’s degree in Clinical and Population Sciences Research 
  •  Trainee travel to attend scientific meetings and workshops that the institution determines to be necessary for the appointee’s training experience will be covered. 
  • NIH requires an appointee to fully refund stipend support or contribute pro bono time for authorized community service should the appointee terminate training contract prior to satisfactory completion. 

Program Overview

The Cardiovascular Imaging Training program is a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded initiative designed for trainees with the following goals:

  • To complete graduate level courses in epidemiology, study design and statistical modeling for the purpose of designing and performing population based research using cardiovascular imaging.
  • To understand the fundamental aspects of cardiovascular image acquisition, processing, analysis, and storage as they related to human clinical and population based research
  • To perform hypothesis driven research utilizing cardiovascular imaging
  • To communicate effectively the findings of research through oral and written presentation formats
  • To garner the skills necessary to compete for extramural grant funding
  • To conduct activities in an ethical, respectful manner when interacting with others or performing medical research

 To achieve these goals, trainees are required to complete the following tasks:

  1. Acquire a Masters Degree in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences Research. 
  2. Develop, administer, perform, and report on a research project.
  3. Attend and meet with cross-departmental fellows in other WFUHS training programs for the purpose of understanding research projects. 
  4. Regularly attend the weekly cardiovascular imaging conference that links didactic with clinical image performance;
  5. Attend weekly Cardiology Research conferences;
  6. Attend the quarterly Cardiovascular Imaging Seminar designed to foster cross departmental and topic issues regarding issues related to imaging and cardiovascular disease.

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