Research Mentorship Program

A priority of our fellowship program is to provide support and guidance to all our fellows as they become involved with clinical, translational, or basic cardiovascular research. All fellows participate in our formalized and individualized research mentorship program.  This consists of individual meetings throughout your fellowship to help identify interests and to guide you to individual projects and mentors, in addition to didactic conferences in a variety of areas of research design and methodology. Fellows have the opportunity to present their work locally at the University of Chicago Department Of Medicine Research Day, Morton Arnsdorf Cardiovascular Sciences Day and to present at Cardiology Grand Rounds at the end of their fellowship.  In addition, the program provides funding and time for all first author extramural presentations. Starting this year, we have added biweekly faculty research seminars to introduce fellows to the many clinical, translational and basic research activities of our faculty.  The goal of this personalized program is help you explore your interests and facilitate productive involvement in scientific investigation.

Research Opportunities

A wide variety of basic and clinical research opportunities are available.
Training opportunities that exist in basic research area such as:

  • Molecular Biology, Gene Therapy and Biochemistry
  • Ultrastructure
  • Lipid Biology
  • Cellular Electrophysiology and Muscle Mechanics

Training opportunities that exist in clinical and applied basic research area such as:

  • Interventional Cardiology, Angiography and Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Hemodynamics, Myocardial Function, and Regional Perfusion (Invasive and Non-Invasive)
  • Electrocardiography and electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventative Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Outcomes research – Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training


NIH T-32 Cardiovascular Sciences Training Program