The Harvard-Longwood Research Training in Vascular Surgery Program is designed to provide two years of intense basic research training in cardiovascular surgery for academic clinicians. The training program addresses the absence of adequate research training for cardiovascular surgeons as it applies to specific areas of clinical disease. This program is fully funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Research training in molecular and cell biology, biomechanics, coagulation and thrombosis, and angiogenesis is provided with a focus on clinically relevant problems such as artherogenesis, intimal hyperplasia, prosthetic/host interactions and thrombosis.
Trainees pursue a program of intense research design, ethics, statistics, and evaluation of published research. Trainees carry out their own research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. (They are not involved in any clinical activities unless research related.) Laboratory training can be supplemented by graduate level training at Harvard Medical School and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with course selection complementing laboratory endeavors.
Upon completion of the program, trainees are capable of independent research and possess the scientific and research background needed to obtain competitive grants; they have the abilities and knowledge necessary to provide translational expertise as they join medical school faculties.
BIDMC-Research North Building
99 Brookline Ave. Room RN-359
Boston, MA 02215
Application deadline for July 2020: January 1, 2020