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NIH/NHLBI Funded Stanford Career Development Program in ‘Omics’ of Lung Diseases (K12)

NIH/NHLBI Funded Stanford Career Development Program in ‘Omics’ of Lung Diseases (K12) with a major focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension for M.D., M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. scholars.


Timeline:
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please contact Michelle Fox for details.


Application Guidelines

Download application form Word document   and submit per the instructions to:

Michelle Fox
Program Administrator
Career Development Program in the “Omics” of Lung Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine
CCSR-Room 1215A
269 Campus Drive,
Stanford, California, 94305-5162
mfox1@stanford.edu

Eligibility:
Applicants must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Ph.D.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents


Purpose:   

The NIH/NHLBI Funded Stanford Career Development Program in ‘Omics’ of Lung Diseases (K12 training program) has a major focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our goal is to equip the next cadre of MD and PhD scientists with interdisciplinary and bioinformatic skills to integrate new high throughput genomic, proteomic and metabolomic platforms. These abilities will provide new inroads into understanding and treating many different lung disorders. The program builds upon major cross-departmental collaborations at Stanford facilitated by NIH-NHLBI sponsored interdisciplinary grants focusing on PAH. For example, a proteomics group grant applies CyTOF technology to investigate inflammatory cells in autoimmune and idiopathic PAH. Another group grant utilizes genomics and bioinformatics, and induced pluripotent stem cell methodology to relate gene variants, epigenetic changes and RNA expression differences across the genome, to the functional behavior of native and iPSCderived endothelial cells from PAH patients.

Our major clinical programs in adult and pediatric PAH position us well to train a new generation of young scientists in ‘omics’ technologies that are directly applicable to human specimens. We offer extensive didactic cross training in the ‘omics’ (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and in computational biology, particularly for the MD with little background preparation in these areas. PhD Scholars with little exposure to medicine are offered training in lung vascular anatomy, physiology and pathology. Each Scholar will undertake a mentored research project beginning in the first year of training, with a primary Mentor who has expertise in PAH, in the ‘Omics’ fields, or in Bioinformatics, and two Co-Mentors with the complementary skills, This will allow the Scholar to interpret largedata sets and uncover the biological and clinical
relevance of the findings.


Program Directors:

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology

Mark Nicolls, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Michael Snyder, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics




Questions? Contact Person

Michelle Fox
Program Administrator
Career Development Program in the “Omics” of Lung Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine
CCSR-Room 1215A
269 Campus Drive,
Stanford, California, 94305-5162
mfox1@stanford.edu

 

 

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