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T32- Postdoctoral Opportunities in Reproductive Sciences

Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

About the Training Grant

 

§         The funding for four positions is administered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. The department has a long history for outstanding contributions to the field of reproductive science. Trainees will be exposed to highly talented research and clinical faculty in a superior integrative environment. The projects will also expose the trainees to translational research investigations.

§         The research program is built upon collaborative efforts among eleven strongly funded faculty mentors in three subgroups: molecular reproductive endocrinology, biology of maternal-fetal interactions, and gynecologic oncology.  Thus, this structured program will allow trainees the opportunity to mature as multi-faceted reproductive scientists in a superb scientific setting at Washington University inSt. Louis.

§         Training will be in laboratories of senior investigators who employ molecular and cell biological approaches to studying reproductive biology.  

§         All candidates who are American citizens or permanent residents are eligible.

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Washington University is recognized as one of the leading research institutions in the world.  The medical school conducts internationally renowned research in neuroscience, diabetes, diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular diseases, genetics, immunology, infectious disease and many other areas.  The school’s rich tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration and its strong link between basic science and clinical medicine have yielded powerful new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In fiscal year 2006, Washington University Medical School was the fourth largest recipient of dollars from the National Institutes of Health among U.S. medical schools.

 

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)

 

One of the novel units in our Medical School is the OPA. This office serves as a central resource for information and as an advocate for postdoctoral appointees and postdoctoral issues. The OPA promotes an environment where all postdocs are made to feel welcome and included, and that their research and contributions are important and valued at the University. OPA supports underrepresented minorities by providing support for postdocs through the Washington University Diversity Postdoc Association, which also works with the WU Minority Medical Association, and whose members include both minority postdocs and postdocs committed to diversity in science. Additionally, OPA works with the St. Louis chapter of the Association for Women in Science and coordinates with other on-campus groups.

 

For more information, contact the Primary Investigators:

 

Dr. Irv Boime     314-362-2556     iboime@wustl.edu

Dr. Kelle Moley   314-362-1765     moleyk@wustl.edu

 

Resources:

 

Mary Bradley, Director, Postdoctoral Affairs

800-852-9071 or 314-362-2591

bradleym@wustl.edu     

website:  http://postdoc.wustl.edu

 

Rochelle Smith, Assistant Provost, Director of Diversity

800-852-9071 or 314-362-7963 

rsmith@wustl.edu



Master's Degree Opportunities in Reproductive Epidemiology  

Funded by the National Institute of Health T32 Grant

 

About the Training Grant

§   Funding for four positions is administered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. The department has a long history for outstanding contributions to the field of reproductive science. Trainees will be exposed to highly talented research and clinical faculty in a superior integrative environment. The projects will expose the trainees to clinical and translational research investigations.


§  The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine and the Mentored Training in Clinical Investigation (MTPCI) program offer an innovative research training program in clinical and reproductive epidemiology, specifically designed to strengthen the links between women’s health research and traditional epidemiology.


§  Trainees will learn to use the range of approaches available in epidemiology to address issues in women’s health related to etiology, prevention, treatment, prognosis, clinical economics, technology assessment, medical decision making, and quality of patient care.


§  The two-year training program leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Investigations (MSCI) degree consists of:



     1. a core curriculum of required course in clinical epidemiology, research methodology, and   biostatistics


     2. three required core seminars: reproductive epidemiology and women’s health issues;         academic development and reproductive-epidemiology-in-action


     3. elective courses


     4. one-on-one mentorship with a methodologic (primary) mentor and a clinical (secondary) mentor


     5. participation in research seminars in the MTPCI


     6. completion of an independent research project in clinical or reproductive epidemiology.


§  All candidates who are American citizens or permanent residents are eligible.

 

Diversity

 

There is a diversity steering committee within the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS). This committee, comprised of Medical School faculty, students and staff, supports under-represented minority and disadvantaged students in the biomedical sciences by providing outreach and educational efforts, research opportunities, networking and career guidance.

 

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Washington University is recognized as one of the leading research institutions in the world.  The medical school conducts internationally renowned research in neuroscience, diabetes, diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular diseases, genetics, immunology, infectious disease and many other areas.  The school’s rich tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration and its strong link between basic science and clinical medicine have yielded powerful new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Washington University Medical School is one of the largest recipients of dollars from the National Institutes of Health among U.S. medical schools.
 

 

Application Information contact:

 

Application Instructions:

Deadline for applicants  Please submit the following information:

 

1.  A curriculum vitae

2.  A personal statement describing previous experiences in research, long-term career

     goals, research interests, and how skills attained in the T32 training program will help

     the research development of the trainee

3. Two confidential letters of support

 

Please submit materials to: Dr. Methodius Tuuli    tuulim@wustl.edu

 

For more information, contact the Primary Investigators:

Dr. George Macones     maconesg@wustl.edu

Dr. Methodius Tuuli        tuulim@wustl.edu