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Translational Medicine and Therapeutics -- Postdoctoral Fellowships
“Translational medicine and therapeutics is a discipline focused on bridging experimental and computational technologies and discoveries in the research laboratory to their application in clinical practice. Examples of research components include activities in molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, systems biology, bioinformatics, modeling and simulation, and other quantitative sciences to connect basic biological concepts and entities to directly address unmet medical needs. The goals are to use clinical observation as the basis for hypothesis generation to further basic research and to efficiently advance the product of basic research to patients.”
The Translational Medicine and Therapeutics program aims to promote development and use of experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach toward clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This can involve enhanced understanding of human biological and disease processes, but requires a strong translational component. The program will support the concepts of translational medicine and therapeutics as defined by the Foundation and requires collaboration between basic and clinical research.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Areas of Interest
Translational Medicine and Therapeutics awards will advance training and support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in areas such as
- Genetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical)
- Genomics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative)
- Systems (Biology and Pharmacology)
- Pathways and Networks
- Integrative Biology
- Modeling and Simulation Target Identification and Validation
- Biomarker Discovery and Validation
- Vaccine Development
- Molecular Epidemiology
- Disease Modeling
Emphasis is placed on development of new experimental and computational approaches and technologies that facilitate translation of research into an elucidation and understanding of normal processes of human biology, as they function in disease, to directly support clinical needs.
- Eligible candidates will have doctoral degrees, e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng., M.D., and seek to further develop and refine their skills and understanding of TMT through post doctoral training.
- Applicants must write and submit a research plan and provide the mentor’s research record, as well as a description of how the mentoring experience will enhance the applicant’s career development in TMT. A key component of TMT involves collaborative programs that span non-clinical and clinical domains, potentially involving multiple laboratories, advisers, and institutions.
- All applicants must have a firm commitment from an accredited U.S. university or research institution.
- All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
This award provides $60,000 in stipend support per year for one or two years.