Training Program In Lung Sciences

Project: Research project

Project Details


Supported by this competitive renewal of Northwestern University’s Lung Sciences Training Program (NULSTP), our strong group of mentors will continue to train highly motivated pre- and postdoctoral trainees for an academic research career focused on the pathobiology of lung disease. The Program offers trainees a curriculum that includes didactic coursework and provides basic and/or translational research training, as well as supervision and guidance by an interdisciplinary group of internationally recognized scientists. In this renewal application we capitalize on our prior success and momentum and provide training in five scientific disciplines: (1) Lung Injury, Repair, and Regeneration; (2) Lung Immunology; (3) Health Care Delivery Science in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM); (4) Systems Biology, Single Cell Genomics, and Epigenetics; and (5) Aging and Age-related Lung Diseases. The Program builds upon the strengths of current training initiatives in basic sciences, translational, health outcomes, and epidemiology research and on the considerable scientific and research training experiences of the faculty participating in our training grant. This training program will provide: (1) mentored research in disciplines that have the potential for high-impact discoveries; (2) outstanding research training through didactics, seminars, and comprehensive mentoring; and (3) an environment and infrastructure that fosters scholarly activity and career development toward independence. This application requests eight training positions that will be allocated to trainees who are committed to two to three years of research training. Three MD or MD/PhD candidates will be drawn from the highly competitive Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship programs. Two PhD trainees and three predoctoral trainees will be selected from the laboratories of our mentors who are performing at a high level and who have demonstrated a commitment to careers in lung biology research. The 27 mentors in this Program were carefully chosen based on their track record of publications, grants, mentoring, collaboration, and interest in lung biology.
Effective start/end date7/1/196/30/24


  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (5T32HL076139-20)


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