Training Grant Programs

A training grant is a grant made to an educational institution to help support research training for a given number of students and/or postdocs in a particular area of study.  The UW has over 30 NIH-supported training grant programs with funding opportunities for PhD students pursuing research relevant to human health.

Training Grants at the University of Washington

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To learn more about the training programs within the Department of Pathology, please click on the links below:

Experimental Pathology of Cardiovascular Disease

Directors: Stephen Schwartz, MD, PhD and Mark Majesky, PhD

The Cardiovascular Pathology Training Program is devoted to the study of the molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular disease in the University of Washington School of Medicine and is the major source of support for basic sciences training in vascular biology at the UW and in the Pacific Northwest. It builds upon a strong tradition in cell biology training at the pre- and postdoctoral levels. Our focus continues to be molecular biology. The extensive collaborative research of CVP faculty produces a synergistic effect in training as well as an important bridge between basic and clinical science with major foci of interest in growth control, developmental biology, adherence signaling and direct studies of vascular pathology in atherosclerosis and hypertension.

Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Grant

Director: Matt Kaeberlein, PhD

The past two decades have seen major advances in understanding the basic mechanisms of biological aging. Simultaneously, there has been a rapidly growing appreciation of the importance of these mechanisms in human health and disease, which has been conceptualized by the term “geroscience”. This term refers to the research approach that seeks to understand this fundamental relationship between aging and disease. With the rapid expansion in knowledge and interest in this field, there is a great, unmet need to train the next generation of scientific leaders at the interface of fundamental mechanisms of biological aging and clinically relevant age-related disease. This is the guiding principle of the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging (BMHA) Training Program. This goals of the BMHA training program are to provide outstanding trainees at the University of Washington with (1) rigorous training in cutting edge research focused on biological mechanisms of healthy aging, (2) exposure to, and the ability to critically evaluate, the breadth of knowledge, concepts, and approaches important in the field, and (3) the mentoring and skill sets necessary to achieve career success and become future scientific leaders.

Molecular Medicine Training Program

Director: Nancy Maizels, PhD

The goal of the Molecular Medicine Training Program is to train students to work at the interface of basic science and medicine, enabling them to carry out translational research that meets the highest standards of scientific rigor and medical significance. Students completing training have the intellectual tools and the experience in clinical environments to create new, imaginative, and comprehensive solutions to major issues in medicine. Graduates will constitute a new cadre of scientists able to apply cutting-edge experimental strategies to solving important questions in human health and disease; and, conversely, to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems.