Per NIH guidelines, candidates must have completed their Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution by the time they start, and must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. They must have a Stanford mentor engaged in vision research, and they must conduct research full-time within the mentor’s laboratory.
Research clinicians must devote full-time to their proposed research training and confine clinical duties to those activities that are part of the research training program.
Applications from underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged.
This NEI T32 is designed to train future leaders in vision research who understand key clinical issues and causes of vision loss. The program includes,
1) Intensive clinical ophthalmologic exposure, especially targeting non-clinically trained investigators, to facilitate future bench-to-bedside applications of basic vision research.
2) Facilitation of the transition of M.D. and M.D.-Ph.D.-trainees from clinical practice to rigorous vision research and fostering their successful application to the Career Development (K) Award, an important funding mechanism for physician-scientists.
3) The education and training of basic and clinical investigators from diverse backgrounds in molecular, cellular, synaptic, and systems level vision research to prepare them for academic careers in clinical and basic departments.
Training Program Overview:
Each Scholar will carry out his or her research under the direction of a mentor working on vision research and will spend the vast majority of time in the mentor’s laboratory. In addition, each trainee will have a research and a clinical mentor, who are in the Vision Training Program or Department of Ophthalmology, in order to expose the trainee to approaches in both basic science and translational disciplines. At the beginning of the program, these mentors will be assigned in consultation with the T32 trainee.
An awarded trainee position cannot be shared among multiple individuals. Trainees are expected to devote full time to training activities, which, in addition to their research, may include relevant course work, workshops, and scientific conferences, including the monthly Vision Colloquium, Ophthalmology Grand rounds, and the Bay Area Ophthalmology Course – an intensive, 4-week course offered every July.
The funding comes from the National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional training grants (T32) from the National Eye Institute.
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