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T32 Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is currently seeking postdoctoral candidates for a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-funded T32 research fellowship in the following research areas: traumatic brain injury, resuscitation (including hemorrhagic shock), and organ injury and/or dysfunction. These are two year fellowships devoted to clinical or translational research. UTHealth and its primary clinical site, Memorial Hermann Hospital, are located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the largest incorporated medical center in the world. UTHealth’s Trauma Research Training Program was created in 1988, and over the last 25 years, multidisciplinary faculty have successfully mentored residents and postdocs to become competitive, productive, and independent clinical researchers.

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C-STEP Clinical Research Fellowship

The C-STEP Clinical Research Fellowship is accepting beginning July 1, 2018. The 2-year program is established for surgical residents interested in a career in academic clinical research with a focus in pediatric surgery. Fellows will obtain a Master’s Degree in a Clinical Research established by the Center for Evidenced-based Medicine and Clinical Research at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The Master’s program curriculum focuses on training clinical investigators in designing and conducting patient-oriented research of high quality. In addition to the educational foundation, fellows will work with established faculty mentors with advanced degrees in clinical research to develop expertise in the scientific research process. This would include identifying key problems in pediatric surgery, gathering and analyzing the current evidence and literature, and developing/implementing a clinical research study. In addition, fellows will work with mentors to learn the mechanisms of becoming a funded clinical researcher. Applicants should have completed the PGY-2 year of an ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program by the start of the fellowship. Pay and benefits will commensurate with NIH guidelines for PGY level.

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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.

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