T32 Research Fellowship

T32-research-fellowship

Anesthesiology Mentored Research Training

Program Description

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Denver has a strong commitment to training the next generation of clinician-scientists who contribute to the advancement of science related to anesthesia and perioperative medicine. The objective of NIH Funded T32- Anesthesiology Mentored Research Training program is to provide training to MD postdoctoral fellows in clinical and basic science related to anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. We recognize that in order to accomplish this goal, we will identify promising physician scientists and provide a strong didactic and experiential research training environment to train leaders who will advance the science and practice of anesthesiology into the future.

The training faculty are from several departments within the University of Colorado System, including Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Emergency Medicine, Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder. Research opportunities are offered by 21 NIH-funded faculty mentors, 9 of whom are in the department of Anesthesiology, with strong records of training postdoctoral fellows.

The research opportunities are organized into three major research areas relevant to anesthesiology

  1. Neuroscience, cell injury & repair and pain
  2. Clinical and Translational Drug abuse
  3. Trauma, coagulation and cardiac physiology

We have developed a didactic program that will provide training in research methods, presentation skills (written and oral), grant writing and responsible conduct of research. In addition to our outstanding group of faculty mentors, we have an external scientific advisory committee and an executive committee that will assist the Program Directors in the selection of candidates and oversight of the training program.

The specific aims/goals of the training program are:

  1. Recruit outstanding anesthesiology postdoctoral fellows from a diverse background pulling from a local and national applicant pool.
  2. To develop an outstanding training program using didactic and experiential training to provide scientific training and the practical skills needed to successfully compete for National funding and develop and independent research career in anesthesiology.
  3. Assemble a group of faculty mentors that are not only highly successful scientists, but excellent mentors that help create a supportive mentoring environment that keeps postdoctoral fellows engaged, enthusiastic about research and moving forward towards their career goals of becoming leading academic anesthesiologists

Trainee Requirements

To be appointed to a research training grant, an individual must be a citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a current, valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or other legal verification of such status). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, an MD/PhD, MD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Written certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met, prior to the date training is to begin, is acceptable.

Participating Faculty and Research Interests

Aoto, Jason, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interests

Bayer, Ulrich, PhD
Tenured Full Professor
Research Interests

Bebarta, Vikhyat, MD
Tenured Professor
Research Interests

Bidwell, Cinnamon, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Research Interests

Buttrick, Peter, MD
Professor
Research Interests

Christians, Uwe, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Interests

Dabertrand, Fabrice, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interests

Dell’Acqua, Mark, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
Research Interests 

Eckle, Tobias, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Interests

Ford, Christopher, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests

Ginde, Adit, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Interests

Hansen, Kirk, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests

Hopfer, Christian J., MD
Professor
Research Interests

Hutchison, Kent, PhD
Professor
Research Interests 

Jevtovic-Todorovic, Vesna, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor and Chair
Research Interests

Klawitter, Jelena, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests

Macklin, Wendy, MS, PhD
Professor and Chair
Research Interests

Peters, Jamie, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests 

Quillinan, Nidia, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests

Todorovic, Slobodan M., MD, PhD
Professor
Research Interests 

Contacts

Kecia Keliiholokai
Grant Coordinator
Kecia.Keliiholokia@CUAnschutz.edu

Ilona Dewald
Grant Coordinator
Ilona.Dewald@CUAnschutz.edu 

Program Address:
12801 E. 17th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045 | Mail Stop 8130