Hematology T32 Research Training Program

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East Bank Skyline Our Program is in its 38th year of funding from the National Institutes of Health. We focus on providing an intensive postdoctoral research training experience intended to lead to an academic career that involves Hematology-related research. In this Program, trainees will work for two or three years with an expert faculty mentor on a scientifically important research project. Our Program recognizes that many skills are needed to sustain a career as an independent and funded researcher, and it is designed with this in mind. The University of Minnesota Medical School provides a large and resource-rich environment that is promotive of research skill development and academic career development.

Two tracks are typical for entry:

  1. Research-focused fellows from the Hem/Onc fellowship are often supported on the grant after being identified in the first year of fellowship.
  2. Independent PhD and non-fellow MD postdoctoral candidates who are interested in pursuing Hematology-related research.

The HOT Division is a research intensive group. We have world-leading programs in sickle disease, immunotherapy, signal transduction, vascular biology, stem cell biology, bone marrow transplantation, and hemostasis & thrombosis. These and other topic areas are available for trainee research.

Inquiries may be made via email to the Program Director Dr. Vercellotti (verce001@umn.edu).

Specific Goals of the Research Training Program

The ultimate goal of our Hematology T32 Research Training Program is to position trainees to compete successfully for academic jobs that focus on Hematology-related research.

To facilitate achievement of this goal, we aim for our trainees to attain the following skills:

  • critically review the scientific literature  
  • identify a good research idea
  • design a critical experimental approach
  • develop appropriate methods
  • execute experiments properly
  • trouble-shoot experimental protocols
  • apply appropriate tools for data analysis
  • interpret results critically
  • effective oral communication skills
  • effective written communication skills
  • understand effective grant construction and grantsmanship
  • understand human subjects issues and procedures
  • understand bioethics issues
  • adept at networking
  • lab management skills
  • effective mentoring skills