Postdoctoral Training Grants

Trainee at the Bench

The Sackler School and institutions on the Health Sciences Campus of Tufts University provide training opportunities through a number of NIH-supported training grants.  The majority of these are affiliated with particular training programs.  Some of these programs provide training for both predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral trainees are usually appointed after acceptance into the program that hosts the training grant.

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Training Programs

Training in Education and Critical Research Skills, Claire Moore, PhD, Program Director

This training program is part of the IRACDA program of NIGMS and prepares postdoctoral fellows for academic careers in research.  Fellows conduct research in one of the many biomedical research laboratories of Tufts University and receive mentored training in career skills and teaching.  This latter aspect involves partnership with local undergraduate colleges and universities that have a diverse student body.

Infectious Disease Training - Pathogenesis/Host Response, Linden Hu, MD, Program Director

This training program provides physicians with the research skills required for an academic career.  Emphasis is placed on studying the molecular and clinical basis of host-pathogen interaction.

Clinical Training in Infectious Disease Research, David Snydman, MD, Program Director

This training program prepares physicians with an interest in infectious disease research for academic careers.  Epidemiology and biostatistics, health services research and clinical research are emphasized in this program.

Epidemiology, Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Andrew Levey, MD, Program Director

This training program prepares physicians for careers in academic nephrology.  Emphasis is placed on clinical research focused on chronic kidney disease.  Trainees complete the MS in Clinical Research as part of their program.

Clinical Research on HIV, Christine Wanke, MD, Program Director

This training program is a joint effort with Brown University and focuses on outcomes research and decision analysis, international AIDS research, and clinical studies in HIV/AIDS.  Trainees may obtain an MS in Clinical Research or an MPH degree as part of their training.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Services Research, Harry Selker, MD, Program Director

This training program prepares physicians for careers in academic clinical research.  Trainees focus on clinical research and complete the MS in Clinical Research offered by the Sackler School.  Concentrations include clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, health services and outcomes research, health policy, meta-analysis, biostatistics, drug development, medical informatics, and bench-to-bedside translational research.

Application for 2016 Admission


The application deadline is December 15, 2015.