H13016—Cardiovascular Disease

Contact:

Program DirectorSuzanne Oparil, M.D. Program Director (T32HL007457, Mechanisms of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases), Professor of Medicine, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Director, UAB Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease Mailing address: UAB Hypertension Program 703 19th Street South, ZRB 1034, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007 Telephone: (205) 934-2580 Fax: (205) 975-5119  E-mail: soparil@uab.edu


 Postdoctoral Positions Available

Postdoctoral positions funded through an NRSA training grant are currently available to MD and PhD prepared trainees for careers in clinical and translational, and fundamental research in hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, including obesity and metabolic diseases (diabetes).

Opportunities are available in clinical and translational research in the pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity and in fundamental research in cell signaling, including mechanosensing and mechanosignal transduction; molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis and vascular response to injury; vasoactive peptides in systemic and pulmonary hypertension; CNS regulation of blood pressure; molecular pathogenesis of cardiac hypertrophy, cardiac failure, arrhythmia and sudden death; pathophysiology and treatment of clinical hypertension, free radicals, oxidative injury and antioxidants in cardiopulmonary diseases; and molecular genetics of hypertension.

Application Requirements : The candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Candidate must have a M.D. or Ph.D. with an interest in cardiovascular diseases. The position is available for one year with the expectation of renewal pending program director and postdoc's mentor recommendation. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to a research career. Individuals are invited to send a current CV, a letter indicating an interest and describing research accomplishments and plans, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Suzanne Oparil,E-mail: soparil@uab.edu.

Funding Available : Amount of award is dependent upon applicant's experience and follows the NIH guidelines.

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  • UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.While studies have shown that what a mother eats during pregnancy can affect her offspring, it could be that what she sees others eating can also affect her offspring. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health explores the influence it has in a...

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  • The legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D., will be honored with the third annual memorial lecture, and a visit from four of the world’s top ID scholars.Four of the world’s most decorated scholars and influential researchers in the field of infectious diseases research will come to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to honor the legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D. At noon June 4, Anne Gershon, M.D., whose pioneering...

  • The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky...