Research Training

Contact Information

Christine Young
Research Fellowship Coordinator

Falk Cardiovascular Research Center
Stanford University Medical Center
870 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5406
Phone (650) 736-2289
Fax (650) 725-1599

For those individuals primarily interested in research training within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, the application process differs from that associated with the categorical Combined Clinical and Research Training Program, which is described in detail under Clinical Programs.

Those applicants interested primarily in one or two years of research under a faculty mentor should refer to the faculty research activity listing described under faculty research activities. This listing subdivides research activities into those that are primarily bench research and those that are clinical research. Applications should be made directly to individual faculty members regarding availability of mentored research opportunities. Faculty members have extensive publication records that can be readily accessed through a National Library of Medicine search engine, such as Public Med . If one of these areas of research matches your own interests, you should contact the faculty member directly. Please provide a complete curriculum vitae and as much information as possible about your training and interests. It will be up to the faculty member to determine whether a mutually beneficial program of research training can be arranged. You should be aware of the fact that research training applicants from both the United States and foreign countries must have excellent qualifications and must be fully competitive with current trainees, many of whom already have advanced research training.

Non-US applicants should read the information provided under "Non-US Applications" located on the navigation bar to the left.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Vascular Biology

The Stanford Vascular Medicine and Biology Training Grant offers highly qualified Ph.D. and M.D.,Ph.D. graduates the opportunity to train in vascular biology and medicine. The trainees will work in the laboratories of leading investigators in molecular and cellular vascular biology.

Six major interrelated research areas constitute the basic elements of the training program. These are:

  • Angiogenesis
  • Vascular growth, remodeling, and hemodynamics
  • Cell-cell interaction: adhesion molecules
  • Vascular disorders due to lipoprotein and glucose metabolism
  • Genetic mechanisms of vascular disease
  • Gene targeting and therapy in vascular disease.

There are 30 faculty members involved, with expertise ranging from biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, vascular physiology, and human physiology.

Please download a Vascular Medicine Fellowship application by clicking here . This form is formatted for Microsoft Word. You may download the form to your local drive, fill out with your information, and return via e-mail to Dr. John Cook at as an attachment.


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