GRADUATE TRAINING IN CARDIOVASCULAR BIOLOGY
Our training in Cardiovascular Biology has three phases.
- The prospective trainee in Cardiovascular Biology will matriculate with a group of about 40 interdisciplinary first-year BIMS students through a superb series of modular courses designed to establish a firm grounding in cell and molecular biology, and to provide an introduction to organ systems biology and pathology.
- At the end of the 1st year the trainee will choose an advisor, and select a degree-granting department or program. The advisor will guide the trainee’s research, while the departments and programs determine the broad scope of the course requirements for the PhD, and define the structure of the qualifying exam and the dissertation.
- The trainee will affiliate with the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and apply to our Basic Cardiovascular Training Grant. The training grant and CVRC work together to provide:
- stipend support
- travel money
- specialized courses, seminars and colloquia related to cardiovascular research and disease
- a unique training environment where you will associate with other students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty
Our individualized training program, taking place in the remarkable environment of the CVRC and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, prepares the qualified and devoted student for a life-time of rewarding work as a cardiovascular scientist.
(Contact Andrea McNeely or call 434-982-3792 with any questions.)
May 6th, 2013!