NIH T32 Research fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology is one of only sixteen institutions throughout the country to receive NIH support in the form of a NRSA Anesthesiology Postdoctoral Training Grant. We are currently in the 24th year of our T-32 which has become the cornerstone of our research training program. Many of our research fellows have successfully made the transition to full time faculty within the department.

The goal of this program is to develop clinician-scientists who will be leaders in the field of anesthesiology research. Every effort is made to provide the training grant fellows the opportunity to develop their skills and expertise to explore research problems relevant to anesthesiology. Participants are paired with mentors or mentoring teams representing clinician-scientists as well as basic scientists from a variety of disciplines throughout the Columbia University Medical Center community. Most, but not all, of our trainees are recruited directly from our highly competitive residency program. These trainees are expected to spend at least 2 years and a minimum of 80% effort devoted to research. During the first year on the T32 training grant physician-scientists are clinical fellows one day per week in the operating rooms.  During the second year on the T32, trainees assume clinical attending responsibilities as an Assistant Attending.  This allows trainees to progress to the attending level in their clinical responsibilities while still retaining 80% of their professional time for research.

Applications are encouraged from individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as candidates who come from disadvantaged economic, social, cultural or educational backgrounds and those with disabilities.  The College of Physicians and Surgeons has an Office of Diversity that assists with the mission of recruiting, counseling, and nurturing minority students and Columbia University maintains an Office of Disability Services.

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For more information regarding our T-32 training grant program, please contact the director, Dr. Charles Emala,

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology