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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

EDUCATION AND TRAINING



FELLOWSHIP

 

The Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The Translational PCCM Fellowship was conceived and created by Dr. Mark Gladwin, Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Gladwin's career has been dedicated to translational research, which will almost certainly be the cornerstone for medical advancements in the 21st century.

The Translational PCCM Fellowship offers training opportunities in all aspects of translational research, as defined by Westfall, et al.

T1 - translation of basic research discoveries to human clinical research/clinical trials
T2 - translation of medical discoveries to patients
T3 - translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice

The Translational PCCM Fellowship offers training opportunities in all aspects of translational research, as defined by Westfall, et al.
Westfall, J. M. et al. JAMA 2007;297:403-406.


We offer a structured, yet flexible and individualized program that will provide trainees with the technical and academic skills necessary to become independent investigators. Training is centered on a dedicated research project mentored by two experienced faculty members from both ends of the translational research bridge. Usually, this mentor partnership includes a basic Ph.D. scientist and a clinical human researcher. The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine is indeed unique in possessing a broad range of Ph.D and M.D. researchers, who actively collaborate on disease-related studies.

A tailored curriculum will complement the mentored research project. Core components of the curriculum include:

A time-line for the core components of the Translational PCCM Fellowship curriculum is presented below.