Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in
Cardiovascular Imaging @ Stanford (CVIS)

An NIH/NIBIB Training Program

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Program Director

John M. Pauly, PhD
Program Co-Director

Program Overview

The Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging @ Stanford (CVIS) is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to bring together post-doctoral fellows and faculty from three complementary areas – clinical, engineering, and molecular imaging – to train the next generation of CV imaging investigators for successful careers. With the impact of cardiovascular disease on US and world health and the rapid advances in imaging technologies and cardiovascular biology, it is critical that fellows be provided a broad, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative training program to foster their ability to translate CV imaging research into clinical application.

The CVIS trains up to 4 post-doctoral fellows from MD and PhD backgrounds together over a two year period, combining CV imaging research with a structured educational program. There are over 20 faculty mentors from the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, including Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology, Molecular Imaging, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering.

Program Design & Requirements

CVIS fellows will pursue research over the one to two year period with the goals of oral presentations, publications, and initial grant submission to propel career advancement. Fellows will have a primary research mentor as well as a secondary mentor from a complementary area (e.g., a clinical secondary mentor to complement a bioengineering primary mentor). There will also be broad exposure for all fellows to clinical imaging modalities and facilities within the Stanford University Medical Center. Fellows with clinical training are welcome to maintain some clinical activities, however as an NIH research training program this will be limited to 10% effort.

The CVIS educational program emphasizes collaborative interaction in 4 major areas:

These include courses in Biodesign, Molecular Imaging, and Team Challenge – where fellows will work together to identify and propose solutions for high-impact CV imaging challenges. In addition, there is a weekly Clinical CV Imaging Conference and a regular CV Institute Research Seminar. These will be complemented by workshops on study design, biostatistics, biomedical ethics, and grant/ manuscript writing. Finally, fellows will have access to a wide range of courses and seminars to enhance their primary fields of research throughout Stanford University and the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. CVIS fellows, Program Directors, and faculty mentors will meet regularly to exchange research ideas and provide feedback. Fellows will also participate in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute retreat.

Download CVIS Brochure: (PDF)

Please refer to this website for the most up-to-date information.

Please see Application Procedure to apply.



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