Knight Cardiovascular Institute Training

As part of Oregon’s only academic health center, faculty at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute are dedicated to educating the next generation of health care professionals and physician-scientists.

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Translational Science and Cardiovascular Research Training Program

The OHSU School of Medicine Knight Cardiovascular Institute (KCVI) is pleased to announce that its T32 research training program Training in Translational Science and Cardiovascular Research, launched July 1, 2023, with five years of funding from the National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood (NHLBI).

The program trains postdoctoral M.D. physician-scientists and Ph.D. biomedical scientists in cardiovascular translational research.

The program will accept three fellows each year for two years of training.

The first three fellows will begin January 2024. Applications are due Oct. 30, 2023.

Research areas

Fellows choose one area of focus.

  • Cardiovascular regulation: includes physiological regulation, ischemia/reperfusion and hypertension.
  • Cardiovascular inflammation: includes atherosclerosis, diabetes, thrombosis, and viral infection with relevance to cardiovascular disease, such as HCMV and COVID-19.
  • Cardiovascular development: includes genetics, genomics and fetal programming.

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Program faculty

The program includes 33 faculty, 11 in each research area.

Faculty belong to 17 OHSU departments and research centers, and bring diverse expertise and perspectives to training in cardiovascular research.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Atomic structure of receptors and ion channels
  • HDL proteomics
  • Platelet biology
  • Cardiovascular development
  • Viral-endothelial-interactions
  • Non-human primate models of cardiovascular disease
  • Research on obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis in humans and animal models

Program structure

Fellows select one of three training hubs that correspond to the research areas.

Each hub features senior scientists and leaders with extensive research and mentorship experience, mid-level scientists with established track records, and early-stage investigators who are starting their independent scientific careers.

In addition to interactions through KCVI-wide activities, fellows and mentors in each hub closely interact through monthly journal clubs, research conferences and seminars that are specific to their area of focus.

The training program consists of a core didactic curriculum, elective courses, research project, training in research ethics, professionalism and career counseling.

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (Cardiology Fellowship) at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute aims to train outstanding clinicians in the field of cardiovascular medicine, to nurture interest in scientific investigation, and to help trainees reach their ultimate career goals in cardiology practice.

Our faculty and staff are clinician-educators and scientists that are dedicated to the task of training tomorrow's cardiologists.

We also offer the following subspecialty fellowships:

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Advanced Imaging Fellowship

Graduate training

The NIH-sponsored training program for Cardiovascular Research and Translational Science at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute is dedicated to the advanced specialty research training of physician-scientists and basic scientists.

The goal of our program is to train Ph.D. medical scientists and M.D. physician-scientists in translational science as it applies to cardiovascular medicine.

The training program provides laboratory research training and mentoring that will establish the basis for a successful career as an independent investigator in an academic institution.

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