Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
through our NIH-funded training grant (T32), entitled “Surgical
Research Training in Gastrointestinal Endocrinology,” are soliciting
applications from individuals who are currently in or completing
accredited surgical residencies and who are eligible to spend two years
dedicated to research.
Our training program is specifically focused on the research training
of young academic surgeons interested in problems of the alimentary
tract. The program represents an intensive and integrated two year
research experience that offers the individual trainee a
highly-structured research experience in fundamental aspects of
molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology,
pharmacology, immunology and cell biology as they pertain to diseases of
the digestive tract, using state-of-the-art techniques and facilities.
During this time, trainees will take specific didactic basic research
courses and have the opportunity to enroll and fulfill requirements for a
Master of Medical Science degree.
Our program offers a unique opportunity for scientific
cross-fertilization as well as important interdepartmental contacts,
which provide a diversified research experience for our trainees. All of
the Core and Associate Preceptors have active laboratories, have been
successful in securing extramural funding and have a major commitment to
the training of academic surgeons.