Education and Training

Research Fellowships and Training

T32 training programs are available for postdocs interested in cardiovascular imaging, mechanisms and innovation in vascular disease and myocardial biology.  

In addition to numerous cardiovascular-related residency programs in the School of Medicine,  CVI offers an R38 StARR program designed to recruit and train resident-investigators in cardio-pulmonary research and to accelerate their development into independent clinician-investigators.

Our 10-week Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Summer Research Program is designed to provide meaningful research experiences to a diverse cohort of undergraduate and medical students from across the country in the field of cardiovascular science. 

Although CVI does not have any internal programs for students at the High School and Pre-med stage, several other Stanford programs are available.

Mentorship Opportunities

The Cardiovascular Institute Mentorship Program connects trainee cardiovascular scientists with faculty mentors for one-on-one career and research advice.


Mentoring to AdVance womEN in Science

Our mission is to inspire, empower, and support women in academic medicine throughout their career progression in order to create an integrated community of scientists.

Courses and Seminars

CVI's flasgship seminar series showcases cutting-edge research by leading cardiovascular and pulmonary scientists. Learn about upcoming events and access past recordings.


Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Sciences Seminar

The focus of MED223 is to fine-tune critical thinking skills by analyzing original publications and understanding the current complexities of the cardiovascular system.


Drug Development: From a Concept to the Clinic

This course covers all stages of drug development and related research and business processes, with an emphasis on cardiovascular applications. 


Drug Development: Key Issues in Regulation, Benefit vs. Risk, and Commercialization

This course is intended to provide an educational and practical perspective of drug development and its incredible potential, as well as challenges. Attendees can expect a blend of seminars, debates, and case study analyses to educate on key regulatory issues and commercial considerations, with an emphasis on cardiovascular applications. 


Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

This course consists of lectures and journal club presentations on the basic principles and translational applications of stem cells for treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Every month CVI postdoc, residents, graduate students and faculty gather for two short talks on cardiovascular research topics. This is a great opportunity for CVI scientists to practice their presentation skills and receive feedback on their research from their peers.