We train the surgeon-scientist of tomorrow.
John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS
Director, Center for Translational Injury Research
Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery
Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery
This two-year program is aimed at physician scientists who are interested in pursuing an academic career in trauma. The participants will perform independent laboratory investigation in collaboration with scientist-mentors to enhance the basic understanding of the problem under study. The trainees will be immersed in the interactive research environment of the Trauma Research Center (TRC) of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTMS-H). The TRC (laboratories, conference rooms and offices) is located in the UTHMS which is physically attached to the Memorial Hermann Level I Regional Trauma Center. Other important components of the program include formal instruction in:
- Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences
- Research Curriculum through the School of Public Health
- Research Training for Laboratory Medicine and Care, and Informatics
General Surgery residents who have completed at least two years of training. Nongeneral Surgery specialists as well as PhDs who have trauma-related research as their career goal will also be considered.
Participants in this training program will receive salary and fringe benefits commensurate with their level of training and NIH stipends.
January 10 – Application materials must be received
April 15 – Final selection
July 1 – Training commences
The following must be received by January 10:
- Completed application form
- Two-page, double-spaced statement of qualification including academic success, research experience, and future career plans
- Curriculum vitae
- At least two letters of recommendation
Coordinator: Deanna Congdon
Trauma Research Fellowship Program
A two year Trauma Research Fellowship Program is available at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Department of Surgery where the applicant will learn to design and execute laboratory experiments in collaboration with a variety of scientists who will help enhance the basic understanding of the problem under study. The trainees are immersed in the interactive research environment of the Center for Translational Injury Research to pursue collaborative research efforts of elucidating the role of the gastrointestinal tract in post injury multiple organ failure. The TRC (laboratories, conference rooms, and offices) is located in the medical school and is physically attached to the Memorial Hermann Hospital Level I Regional Trauma Center.
Other important components of the program include format instruction in:
- Ethical dimensions of the biomedical sciences
- Research curriculum through the School of Public Health
- Research training for laboratory medicine and care