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Cardiovascular Research Training Program

Clinical and Population Translational Science


To provide training for Fellows interested in cardiovascular research.

Dr. Amer Aladin

Dr. Amer Aladin presenting poster at 2017 AHA scientific session pictured alongside Dr. Aladin is  Dr. Che-Ping Chang.


The rapid development of new and more precise techniques to examine features of human biology has produced tremendous opportunities for progress in cardiovascular research. Unfortunately, at the same time, there has been a continuing decline in the number of physicians choosing a career in biomedical research. As a result, the need for well equipped clinical investigators is greater than ever.

The T32 cardiovascular research program was established in 2004 under the direction of Dr. David M. Herrington. This program includes a Master's Degree in Clinical and Population Translational Science (CPTS). The Master's curriculum provides formal training in epidemiology, biostatistics, molecular biology and genetics, a hands-on basic laboratory practicum and joint mentorship with both clinical and basic science faculty, and participation in external NHLBI-sponsored short courses in cardiovascular epidemiology. Qualified applicants may apply for either (applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents):

  • 4 year program: for applicants who have completed their clinical training in Internal Medicine and would like to pursue combined research and clinical training in cardiology
  • 2 year program: for applicants who have completed their Internal Medicine residency or clinical cardiology fellowship training and wish to receive additional research training

Our goal is to attract and train a cohort of outstanding physician scientists who will be fluent in the latest developments in clinical research. This research program provides tuition for CPTS program with stipend.

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Lake Tahoe

Research fellows attend a national conference in Lake Tahoe, California. The overall goal of the conference is to enhance the ability of participants to pursue successful careers related to the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease and the promotion of cardiovascular health through development of competencies related to grant writing, manuscript development, teaching, and clinical and public health practice. A select faculty of epidemiologists and biostatisticians and prevention researchers will present discussions, lectures and laboratory and tutorial sessions illustrating basic principles of cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention and their applications.


Dr. Adam Leigh attending class at AHA seminar in Lake Tahoe​


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