Training Grant Programs

A training grant is a grant made to an educational institution to help support research training for a given number of students and/or postdocs in a particular area of study.  The UW has over 30 NIH-supported training grant programs with funding opportunities for PhD students pursuing research relevant to human health.

Training Grants at the University of Washington

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To learn more about the training programs within the Department of Pathology, please click on the links below:

Environmental Pathology/Toxicology Training Program

Director: Michael Rosenfeld, PhD

The Environmental Pathology/Toxicology (EP/T) Training Program is an interdisciplinary program that has been continuously funded by the NIEHS since 1978. Our mission is to mentor pre- and postdoctoral trainees to become successful independent scientists who are well equipped to respond to the environmental health research needs of the US in the coming generations.


Experimental Pathology of Cardiovascular Disease

Director: Stephen Schwartz, MD, PhD and Mark Majesky, PhD

The Cardiovascular Pathology Training Program is devoted to the study of the molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular disease in the University of Washington School of Medicine and is the major source of support for basic sciences training in vascular biology at the UW and in the Pacific Northwest. It builds upon a strong tradition in cell biology training at the pre- and postdoctoral levels. Our focus continues to be molecular biology. The extensive collaborative research of CVP faculty produces a synergistic effect in training as well as an important bridge between basic and clinical science with major foci of interest in growth control, developmental biology, adherence signaling and direct studies of vascular pathology in atherosclerosis and hypertension.


Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant

Director: Peter Rabinovitch, MD, PhD

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective of this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.


Molecular Medicine Training Program

Director: Nancy Maizels, PhD

The goal of the Molecular Medicine Training Program is to train students to work at the interface of basic science and medicine, enabling them to carry out translational research that meets the highest standards of scientific rigor and medical significance. Students completing training have the intellectual tools and the experience in clinical environments to create new, imaginative, and comprehensive solutions to major issues in medicine. Graduates will constitute a new cadre of scientists able to apply cutting-edge experimental strategies to solving important questions in human health and disease; and, conversely, to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems.