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NIH T32 Research Training in Gastrointestinal Surgery

Providing the 21st Century Surgeon-Scientist with the Tools and Training for Discovery & Research Breakthoughs

Hobart W. Harris - 144xFor over a quarter century, the NIH T32 Research Training in Gastrointestinal Surgery has supported the training of general surgeons who treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The program, The program led by Hobart W. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chief of the Division of General Surgery, provides general surgery residents with rigorous training in one of three chosen tracks: preclinical, clinical, or translational research. The training will provide the tools necessary to genuinely bridge the gap between laboratory and observations and applied diagnostics and therapeutics. 

Each resident will train with a group of carefully matched faculty mentors who will design individually tailored programs that encompasses a base curriculum and specialized training in one of the focus areas. This approach is designed to enable trainees to mature into independent investigators who can be clinically productive while also making contributions to the practice and science of gastrointestinal surgery.

NIH T32 Research Training in Transplant Surgery

Preparing the Surgical Trainee for a Career in Academic Transplant Surgery

Peter G. Stock - 144Sarwal, MinnieThe NIH T32 Research Training in Transplant Surgery, “Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons” (FAVOR)", will provide two years of funding for in-depth training in translational immunology for three general surgery residents each year with an interest in abdominal or thoracic transplant surgery. The program is led by Professors Peter Stock, M.D. and Minnie Sarwal, M.D., Ph.D. 

The goal of FAVOR T32 is to prepare the T32 research fellows for careers as academic transplant surgeons, to train and inspire a unique cadre of surgeon-scientists to translate astute observations at the bedside, in the operating room, and in the clinic into novel hypotheses that can be interrogated through immunology-focused translational research.

The program leverages the world-class transplant surgery program at UCSF, a high volume tertiary referral center for the region with excellent post-transplant outcomes. The FAVOR T32 program will focus on preparing surgical trainees for translationally-focused research careers, utilizing state-of-the art-tools  for the study of allo- and heterologous immune mechanisms relevant to solid organ transplant injury and acceptance.

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