Graduate and Post Doctoral Training Programs at The David Geffen School of Medicine
Potential trainees are encouraged to look for faculty with whom they might apply for support through these training grants. Potential trainees should contact faculty directly. The application should be made in conjunction with a specific mentor who will supply the contact information as to the appropriate person to receive the application. These are federally funded training grants and as such, positions are limited to United States citizens or those who have permanent resident status in the United States.
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Academic Training in Medical Oncology Academic Training in Rheumatology Biobehavioral Issues in Physical and Mental Health Biostatistics Training For Aids Research Biotechnology Training in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
Cardiology Fellowship Program Cardiovascular Scientist Training Program Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program Clinical and Fundamental Immunology
Clinical and Scientific Hematology and Oncology Training Dermatology Scientist Training Program Gastroenterology
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Human and Molecular Development Training Grant Integrated Training in the Population, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Interdisciplinary Training in Virology and Gene Therapy Medical Genetics Medical Scientist Training Program
Microbial Pathogenesis Multidisciplinary Training in Microbial Pathogenesis Nephrology Scientist Training Grant Neuroendocrinology, Sex Differences and Reproduction Neuropsychology Aids Fellowship
NIGMS System & Integrative Biology Post-Graduate Training Program in Psychoneuroimmunology & Mental Health Postdoctoral Training in Global Aids Prevention Research Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Training Program
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Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine Training Program Research Training in Biomedical Physics Research Training Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Training: Psychobiological Sciences Training for Academic Hematology Training Grant in Genomic Analysis and Interpretation Training Grant in Neurobehavioral Genetics Training in Molecular Toxicology
Training in Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Training Program in Neural Microcircuits Training Program in Neural Repair Training the Science of Child Mental Health Treatment Translational Aids and Viral Pathogenesis Training (51) Tumor Immunology Tumor Immunology Institutional Training Grant
UCLA Clinical Pharmacology Training Program UCLA Drug Abuse Research Training Center UCLA Cancer Gene Medicine TG UCLA Program in Global Health (PGH) UCLA SOMI (Scholars in Oncologic Molecular Imaging) UCLA Training Program in Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse UCLA Training Program on Addiction Medicine in Primary Care Vascular Biology Training Grant
Academic Training in Medical Oncology
Contact: Antoni Ribas ext 63928
Departmental Information: Medicine Hematology-Oncology
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Academic Training in Rheumatology
Contact: Sonya Marie Yoshinaga ext 60875
Departmental Information: Medicine Rheumatology
The purpose of the UCLA rheumatology training program is to train fellows to be accomplished practitioners and consultants in the rheumatic diseases, as well as encourage the professional and scholarly attitudes and approaches of a competent sub-specialist that are needed to maintain an understanding of current concepts in rheumatology as advances occur. The purpose of the program is also to teach participants principles that generate new knowledge through a participation in research. The UCLA rheumatology program trains bench scientists, clinical investigators /educators and practicing clinicians.
Visit the Rheumatology Training Program website
Biobehavioral Issues in Physical and Mental Health
Contact: Christine Dunkel Schetter ext 68816
Departmental Information: Psychology
Opportunities for training in biopsychosocial bases of health and illness are broad, well developed and still growing. Our faculty has established programs of research on the reciprocal links between psychological and physical health and disease which provide superb venues for research experience. The faculty is composed of scholars with expertise in psychoneuroimmunology; stress, coping, and social support processes; health behavior and behavior change; social neuroscience; and ethnic, racial and sociocultural aspects of health with a range of theoretical and methodological approaches brought to bear on these central themes (e.g., family, individual, community perspectives; experimental, intervention, daily diary, and survey research).
Visit the Biobehavioral Issues in Physical and Mental Health website
Biostatistics Training For Aids Research
Contact: Ronald Brookmeyer ext 52187
Departmental Information: Biostatistics
UCLA is at the forefront of scientific research and policy issues in Public Health, Biology and Medicine. The Biostatistics department is centrally located in the UCLA "Center for Health Sciences", which facilitates collaborations among all health science departments including Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Jonson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the AIDS Institute
Visit the Biostatistics Training For Aids Research website
Biotechnology Training in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
Contact: Harold Monboquette ext 58946
Departmental Information: Chemical Engineering
The goal of the UCLA Biotechnology Training Program is to educate and to train the next generation of highly skilled scientists and engineers who will assume leadership roles in multidisciplinary biotechnology research.
Cardiology Fellowship Program
Contact: James Weiss (310) 825-9029
Departmental Information: Cardiology
The UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers are pleased to offer a comprehensive selection of fellowship training opportunities including a focused clinical tract or combined research and clinical training leading to an advanced degree (STAR)
Visit the Cardiology Fellowship Program website
Cardiovascular Scientist Training Program
Contact: Stella C. Tripp ext 49736
Departmental Information: Medicine Cardiology
The UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers are pleased to offer a comprehensive selection of fellowship training opportunities including a focused clinical tract or combined research and clinical training leading to an advanced degree (STAR). All applicants will receive training in clinical cardiology at the UCLA Medical Center, one of the nations premiere medical centers and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, a 377-bed county hospital located in the north end of the San Fernando Valley.
Visit the UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Cardiology Fellowship Training Program website
Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program
Contact: Emily S.Walker
Departmental Information: Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Predoctoral Research Training Program at UCLA is an NIH-funded program designed to provide research training to predoctoral students in chemical approaches to the solution of biological problems.
Visit the Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program website
Clinical and Fundamental Immunology
Contact: Andrew Saxon (310) 825-3718
Departmental Information: The objectives of this training program are to develop knowledgeable investigators who can conduct independent research and function creatively at one or more frontiers of basic and/or clinical immunology.
Clinical and Scientific Hematology and Oncology Training
Contact: Audra Potz (310) 206-0868
Departmental Information: Our program aims to provide trainees with the clinical and scientific training needed to become future leaders in hematology and oncology research and practice.
Visit the Clinical and Scientific Hematology and Oncology Training website
Dermatology Scientist Training Program
Contact: Jing Yu ext 45659
Departmental Information: Medicine Dermatology
Postdoctoral Trainees Only Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Funding is for one year, with an opportunity to submit a competitive renewal for 2nd year of funding. On very rare exceptions, a third year may be allowed.
Contact: Dennis M. Jensen
Departmental Information: Medicine Gastroenterology
Postdoc Trainees in Gastroenterology (GI) Digestive Diseases or GI physiology only Trainees must be postdoctoral (MD in a GI fellowship or PhDs in Digestive Diseases); maximum 3 years on Training Grant
Human and Molecular Development Training Grant
Contact: Sherin Devaskar ext 55095
Departmental Information: Pediatrics Neonatology
Postdoc Trainees Only Must be a pediatrician pursuing a pediatric subspecialty fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics and performing bench molecular biology research. Must also be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Integrated Training in the Population, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences
Contact: Cameron Campbell (310) 825-1031
Departmental Information: California Center for Population Research
The program "Training at the Interface of the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences" supports four predoctoral students per year for two year traineeships. It is a partnership of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and the Program in Health Psychology, and is funded for 2009-2014 by a T32 training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Visit the Integrated Training in the Population, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences website
Interdisciplinary Training in Virology and Gene Therapy
Contact: Sarah N. Starrett ext 50390
Departmental Information: Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
The UCLA Virology and Gene Therapy Training Program aims to provide a unique and outstanding environment for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees pursuing research career in fields related to gene therapy.
Visit the Interdisciplinary Training in Virology and Gene Therapy website
Contact: David L. Rimoin (310) 423-4461
Departmental Information: The UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program, which is coordinated through Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, offers two- or three-year research fellowship programs in Cytogenetics, Clinical Biochemical, and Clinical Molecular genetics.
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Medical Scientist Training Program
Contact: Azucena Esquivel ext 41817
Departmental Information: Deans Office School of Medicine
ONLY students admitted to the UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD program) US Citizens/Permanent Residents
Contact: Patricia J. Johnson (310) 825-4870
Departmental Information: The UCLA Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant provides the foundation for an integrated research training program emphasizing the molecular and cellular biology of microbial pathogens and host-pathogen interaction.
Multidisciplinary Training in Microbial Pathogenesis
Departmental Information: Microbiology, Immuno and Molecular Genetic
Nephrology Scientist Training Grant
Contact: Lesley J. Edelstein ext 66741
Departmental Information: Medicine Nephrology
Neuroendocrinology, Sex Differences and Reproduction
Contact: Jodie Crites ext 53189
Departmental Information: Brain Research Institute
The Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology (LNE) is a unit of the UCLA Brain Research Institute comprising 17 faculty laboratories with a common interest in neuroendocrinology, sex differences, and reproduction The LNE fosters education and collaborative research in neuroendocrinology and sex differences, especially in areas concerning reproduction and disease.
Visit the Neuroendocrinology, Sex Differences and Reproduction website
Neuropsychology Aids Fellowship
Contact: Charles Hinkin (310) 268-4357
Departmental Information: Neuropsychiatric Institute
The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Neuropsychology aims to prepare the next generation of scientist-practitioners for careers in academic research and clinical applications within the specialty area of neuropsychology.
Visit the Neuropsychology Aids Fellowship website
NIGMS System & Integrative Biology
Contact: David I.Tomita ext 55554
Departmental Information: Biomathematics
The goal of this training program is to support pre-doctoral students who seek a balanced and rigorous training in mathematics and biology/biomedicine with a special emphasis on research in mathematical modeling in biology or biomedicine.
Post-Graduate Training Program in Psychoneuroimmunology & Mental Health
Contact: Michael Irwin ext 58281
Our portfolio of research studies, projects and programs is vast ranging from the genetic molecule up to human communities. This work is supported by our various cores and labs providing assistance in the fields of neuroimaging, biostatistics and mass spectrometry.
Visit the Post-Graduate Training Program in Psychoneuroimmunology & Mental Health website
Postdoctoral Training in Global Aids Prevention Research
Contact: Jaymie Kay Smith (310) 557-3044
Departmental Information: Medicine Infectious Disease
The UCLA Program in Global Health maintains its Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Research to prepare physician, social, behavioral, and professional scientists for academic research careers focused on understanding and preventing HIV disease globally.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Training Program
Contact: Steven M. Dubinett ext 72725
Departmental Information: Medicine-Pulmonary Disease
Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine Training Program
Contact: Gloria S. Gutierrez ext 51394
Departmental Information: Orthopedic Surgery
The goal of this training program is to provide an in-depth understanding of Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine in a number of areas of investigation ranging from development and pathology to tissue repair engineering
Visit the Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine Training Program website
Research Training in Biomedical Physics
Contact: Terry Moore ext 57811
Departmental Information: Radiological Sciences
Biomedical Physics is an interdisciplinary graduate program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Faculty and students in the program are involved in Biomedical Research in Radiological Imaging and Therapy that operates at the intersection of traditional disciplines.
Visit the Research Training in Biomedical Physics website
Research Training Cellular and Molecular Biology
Contact: Christine E. Brigante ext 71170
Departmental Information: Molecular Biology Institute
The C&MB Training Program enhances opportunity for the development of the cellular, biochemical and molecular sciences at UCLA, providing research support and integrating coursework, seminar programs, and the Molecular Biology Institute's annual retreat. Our training faculty have access to graduate students either through primary appointments in the Departments of Biological Chemistry; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Neurobiology; or through mentoring in the Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. (MBIDP) program.
Visit the Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Program website
Research Training: Psychobiological Sciences
Contact: Kelly L. Nielson ext 68983
Departmental Information: Neuropsychiatric Institute
This NIMH-funded program prepares postdoctoral fellows for research careers in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, with particular emphasis on research approaches to behavioral disorders. The Program includes participation in research work under faculty preceptorship, supplemented by a curriculum of seminars and workshops. Research projects may involve basic neuroscience, as well as, clinical studies of psychiatric and neurologic syndromes.
Training for Academic Hematology
Contact: Feng G. Du ext 52819
Departmental Information: Medicine Hematology Oncology
Training Grant in Genomic Analysis and Interpretation
Contact: Kenneth L. Lange ext 68076
Departmental Information: Human Genetics
Training Grant in Neurobehavioral Genetics
Contact: Nelson B. Freimer ext 49571
Daniel Geschwind ext 66814
The Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (CNG) focuses on discovering the genetic basis of major psychiatric and neurological disorders, and genetically dissecting additional traits that will shed light on the development, function, or degeneration of the central nervous system. Lack of understanding of the causes of brain diseases limits our capacity to develop better treatments and for prevention. We now have the research tools necessary to identify and characterize the specific genetic variations that predispose to brain disorders or that are associated with important nervous system traits in a wide range of model organisms.
Visit the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics website
Training in Molecular Toxicology
Contact: Christina Kyung-Sun Kim ext 58119
Departmental Information: Pathology Department Administration
Training in Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Contact: Michael Carr ext 53891
Departmental Information: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
The UCLA Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, directed by Dr. David Glanzman, focuses on predoctoral training and awarding traineeships to excellent Ph.D. candidates.
Visit the Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology website
Training Program in Neural Microcircuits
Contact: Jack Feldman ext 50954
Departmental Information: Neurobiology
This predoctoral and postdoctoral training program, entitled NEURAL MICROCIRCUIT Training Program, includes 19 faculty members, with specialized expertise in different areas of the nervous system, who share a central interest in understanding the function of NEURAL MICROCIRCUITS. The training program is funded for four high quality trainees, as judged by their academic records, letters of recommendation, personal interviews and research experience to train and conduct their doctoral or postdoctoral research in the area of NEURAL MICROCIRCUITS. Special efforts are made to recruit underrepresented minority candidates to the training program.
Visit the NIH Training Program in Neural Microcircuits website
Training Program in Neural Repair
Contact: Jodie Crites ext 71781
This predoctoral and postdoctoral training program, entitled NEURAL MICROCIRCUIT Training Program, includes 19 faculty members, with specialized expertise in different areas of the nervous system, who share a central interest in understanding the function of NEURAL MICROCIRCUITS.
Visit the Training Program in Neural Repair website
Training the Science of Child Mental Health Treatment
Contact: Sarika Thakur ext 58020
The UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a clinical, research, and training Division within the Semel Institute, offers postdoctoral research fellowships positions in our NIMH-funded T32 Training Program in child and adolescent mental health treatment research.
Visit the Training the Science of Child Mental Health Treatment website
Translational Aids and Viral Pathogenesis Training (51)
Contact: Martha Lewis Blum ext 50205
Departmental Information: Medicine Infectious Disease
Contact: Michael Teitell
Departmental Information: The UCLA Tumor Immunology Training Program offers comprehensive training in tumor immunology at the graduate and postgraduate levels.
Tumor Immunology Institutional Training Grant
Contact: Christina Kyung-Sung ext 58119
UCLA Clinical Pharmacology Training Program
Contact: Barbara A. Levey ext 64656
The CTSI Training Program in Translational Science (formerly known as the UCLA K30 Program) was developed to provide clinicians with the necessary training to become successful patient-oriented investigators who can bridge molecular medicine and clinical research.
UCLA Drug Abuse Research Training Center
Contact: Christine E Grella ext 75451
Trainee participation in research activities varies, depending upon the trainees level of research skills, identified training needs, and stage of professional development. Trainees participate in ongoing research in order to expand their range of hands-on research experience, including instrument selection, research design, data collection, data management, data analyses, and overall project management.
Visit the UCLA Drug Abuse Research Training Center website
UCLA Cancer Gene Medicine TG
Contact: James Economou (310) 825-2644 (310) 825-2829
Departmental Information: K-12-Clinical Training in Gene Medicine
The goal of the Clinical Scientist Training Program in Cancer Gene Medicine is to train physicians in translational research relevant to clinical gene therapy. The training infrastructure is provided by an established and successful interdisciplinary UCLA Gene Medicine Program that was initiated with institutional support. This Program has now reached a stage of scientific maturity and depth that justified the formation of a formal, long-term, multidisciplinary cancer-directed Training Program.
UCLA Program in Global Health (PGH)
Contact: Global Health (310) 557-3044
Departmental Information: The UCLA Program in Global Health partners with academic institutions in developing countries to advance prevention, policy, and clinical research for HIV/AIDS and other diseases in all regions of the world.
Visit the UCLA Program in Global Health (PGH) website
UCLA SOMI (Scholars in Oncologic Molecular Imaging)
Contact: Anna Wu (310) 794-5088
Departmental Information: The Scholars in Oncologic Molecular Imaging program provides a unique opportunity for postdoctoral studies in the rapidly developing field of molecular imaging of cancer.
UCLA Training Program in Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse
Contact: Edyth D. London ext 50606
The UCLA Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse (TNDA) Program set forth to link several successful UCLA research centers by establishing a unified training program.
Visit the UCLA Training Program in Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse website
UCLA Training Program on Addiction Medicine in Primary Care
Contact: Steven P. Shoptaw ext 40619 x225
Departmental Information: Family Medicine
The Department of Family Medicine is committed to training the next generation of professionals on the topic of addiction medicine in primary care. A National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded training program provides resources to physicians and postdoctoral fellows interested in this research direction.
Visit the UCLA Training Program on Addiction Medicine in Primary Care website
Vascular Biology Training Grant
Contact: Elizabeth G. Duarte ext 31283
Departmental Information: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
The goal of this training program is to provide an in-depth understanding of vascular biology in a number of areas of investigation ranging from development to pathology.
Visit the Vascular Biology Training Grant website