The Division of Rheumatology has many engaging options available for trainees who would like to explore research opportunities. Medical students, PhD pre-doctoral students, fellows, and post-doctoral PhD students may all be interested in one of the positions sponsored by the Division of Rheumatology and supported by the NIH T32 mechanism. The T32 Research Training in Rheumatology program provides research training in the pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases for a broad group of scientists from diverse backgrounds.
Rheumatology Fellows and Post-Doctoral Trainees have been funded on the University of Colorado's NIH T32 mechanism since 1986. Approximately 80% of trainees have accepted an academically-oriented postion upon completing their research supported by the T32.
Applications for these T32 positions are competitive, open to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent U.S. residents. Please contact the T32 Administrator Sheryl Hartmann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any administrative questions about the application process and Professor Michael Holers at Michael.Holers@ucdenver.edu for questions regarding trainee opportunities.
Trainees: The Rheumatology T32 supports trainees at all levels of experience including: Research Track and Mentored Scholarly Activity Medical Students, PhD Pre-doctoral students (MSTP, Basic Science, and Epidemiology), Fellows (MD, DO, or MD/PhD in Basic/Translational Immunology, Clinical Research, and Health Services Research), and Post-Doctoral PhD students. MD/PhD students are not eligible.
Content areas: Trainees have opportunities in Basic Science, Translational, and Clinical research, including Epidemiology and Health Services Research. Mentors are available across a broad spectrum of disciplines, drawing from the Division of Rheumatology, the Department of Immunology, the Department of Epidemiology, the Department of Biostatistics & Informatics, the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine, the Mucosal Inflammation Program, and many clinical divisions (Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, etc.)
Sites: The UC Denver Rheumatology T32 includes training sites at the Anschutz Medical Campus (UC School of Medicine, Colorado School of Public Health), Veterans Administration Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center and National Jewish Health.
Programmatic Strengths include: