T32 Pre doc OpeningThe UAB Center for Exercise Medicine is looking for pre-doctoral students at UAB to join its dynamic NIH T32 Interdisciplinary Training program in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine.

The overarching goal of the training program is to develop burgeoning scientists into future leaders in translational rehabilitation research – scientists who are equipped to test and disseminate novel strategies that will alleviate impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management.

EXPECTATIONS of trainees include participation in a relevant research project related to medical rehabilitation under the guidance of one of the expert faculty mentors from areas of concentrated strength, including Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neurologic Diseases, Cardiometabolic Diseases, and Cancer. Trainees are also expected to participate in important career development activities including research roundtables, distinguished lectures, journal clubs, and the annual symposium.

BENEFITS to trainees include scientific support through a three-member translational mentoring team comprised of the trainee’s primary mentor and two additional members designed to complement the trainee in his or her scientific goals. Financially, this competitive award will support the trainee with a stipend, health insurance, tuition, and travel and supply funds.

ELIGIBILITY requirements include:

  • UAB predoctoral student in good standing in a relevant graduate program. This training program is designed primarily for predoctoral students preparing to enter the second year of training.

  • Interest in translational research ranging from mechanisms of disease pathobiology to rehabilitation strategies (e.g., exercise medicine, experimental therapeutics, device development).

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Interested students can apply here. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., July 20, 2020.
For questions, please contact Purnima Kasthuri Janarthanan at kjpurni@uab.edu