T32 HL007457, “Mechanisms of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases”
Suzanne Oparil, MD, Program Director/Principal Investigator

The burden of cardiovascular disease in the United States is steadily increasing, in part due to the aging United States population, increased prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the metabolic syndrome and the emergence of high-risk populations, i.e., racial/ethnic minorities and persons infected with HIV/AIDS. These increasing health needs underscore the importance of training basic scientists, clinical scientists and population scientists in an environment conducive to multidisciplinary team research in order to test more effective approaches to the prevention and treatment of hypertension and related vascular disease and other comorbidities. The UAB Vascular Biology & Hypertension T32 Postdoctoral Training Program addresses these goals, and is the only training program in Alabama that provides highly integrated “bench to bedside” postdoctoral training with a primary focus on hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

This T32 Postdoctoral Training Program offers a spectrum of training in the following Thematic Focus Areas:

Basic Science (training in fundamental mechanisms of inflammatory vascular injury and repair and oxidative stress/free radical injury); Translational Science (translation-to-humans, testing basic science discoveries for clinical applicability); Clinical Science (research to improve knowledge and implementation of new therapies); Population Science (analysis of large-scale population-based cohort studies).

How to Apply

Please submit completed application via email to Dr. Suzanne Oparil at soparil@uabmc.edu: 1) Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume; 2) Letter of Interest, describing your research accomplishments, training plans and (if applicable or known) proposed mentor(s); and 3) At least three letters of support from previous supervisors/mentors, as well as names and contact information for your references.