The Training Program in Hematology provides interdisciplinary laboratory training for postdoctoral fellows preparing for full-time careers in hematology, immunology, critical care, cardiology and nephrology and transfusion medicine with a focus on immunology (including cellular therapy), immunobiology and thrombosis research. Trainees work on projects relevant to these focus areas in the laboratories of leading investigators at Children’s, The George Washington University, our academic partner, Howard University and the intramural laboratories at the National Institute of Health These research projects, in conjunction with participation in coursework, research seminars, journal clubs, laboratory meetings, and attendance at national and international meetings, afford trainees the basic knowledge and required skills to function successfully as independent investigators. Trainees and mentors participate in a highly interactive research environment.
The goals of the Training Program in Hematology and Immunobiology are to: (i) educate, train, and prepare MD physician-scientists and PhD scientists in training for future productive academic careers in laboratory research on the biology of blood disorders, transfusion medicine and immunology/cellular therapy, (ii) train and motivate these researchers to translate their findings between the laboratory and the clinic; and (iii) further advance the research environment through the application of core facilitates and resources within CRI and the CTSA.
The program resides within The Division of Pediatric Hematology - Oncology and CRI’s Center for Cancer and Immunology Research. The program spans several disciplines and academic administrative subunits. Close collaborations are held with many outstanding departments, including Genetics, Oncology, Pathology, and adult immunology researchers at GWU’s Cancer Center. The program is administered under the leadership of Drs. Naomi Luban and Catherine Bollard.
Postdoctoral fellows receive funding support for stipends, medical insurance, travel, and training-related expenses. The mechanism of support is through an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). Additional program information, stipend levels, and service payback obligations may be found at the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award website.
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Each publication, press release or other document that cites results from NIH grant-supported research must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and disclaimer such as “The project described was supported by Award Number T32HL007525 from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health