Post-Doctoral Training Program
**Currently accepting applications**

Expected start date:
Start date is flexible, but must fall between 01 May 2016 and 30 April 2017

Application deadline: Open

Program Title: Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Grant Number: 1T32HD071866
Sponsor: NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

The overarching goal of this training program is to develop future leaders in translational rehabilitation research who are equipped to understand pathobiology of disease and test novel rehabilitative strategies that will alleviate functional impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management.

  • Earned doctorate in a relevant basic or applied biomedical science (e.g., PhD) or clinical doctorate (e.g., MD, DO).
  • Interest in translational research ranging from mechanisms of disease pathobiology to rehabilitation strategies (e.g., exercise medicine, experimental therapeutics, device development).
  • No more than 2 years of postdoctoral training.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Support Provided to each Trainee:
  • Stipend (at NIH-defined level). 
  • Translational research mentoring team. 
  • Tuition and fees for any coursework desired/warranted. 
  • Health insurance. 
  • Supplies for research and educational purposes. 
  • Travel funds.

Core Levels of Inquiry:
  • Cellular and molecular pathobiology of disease. 
  • Rehabilitation medicine.

Areas of Concentration:
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders. 
  • Cardiometabolic Diseases.
*Cross-cutting themes with training opportunities include cancer and aging.

Application, Review, and Selection:
1.      Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and two letters of recommendation to
2.      Applicants will be reviewed by the Executive Committee, followed by interviews of the top candidates.
3.      The selected candidate will prepare an Individual Development Plan with the primary mentor and mentoring team. To learn more about the primary mentors and their research programs, click here.

Program Director:
Marcas M Bamman, PhD
Professor, Dept of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology
Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine 
Director, P2CHD086851 National Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) 
Director, T32HD071866 Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Executive Committee: 
David Brown, PT, PhD, Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Science predoctoral program
Lou Dell’Italia, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine
Amie McLain, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
David Standaert, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology