Addressing Infectious Disease Threats T32

T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Addressing Infectious Disease Threats

The Division of Infectious Diseases of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is pleased to offer a T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Addressing Infectious Disease Threats to prepare physician-scientists for academic research careers focused on infectious diseases.

The program is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) through a T32 mechanism, and supports 2 new MD or MD-PhD postdoctoral trainees each year who are pursuing subspeciality fellowships in adult or pediatric medicine and are seeking training to become independently funded researchers.

The fellowship lasts up to 3 years. A successful graduate of the training program will have produced publications/abstracts, obtained career development funding (NIH K award or equivalent), and developed the tools to transition to an independent career as a physician-scientist. Original research is the heart of the fellowship, and our efforts are focused on ensuring that fellows successfully become independently funded investigators.

Trainees will participate in ongoing seminars, peer teaching, and relevant conferences. Professional development will focus on grant preparation, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation and teaching skills, and grant writing.

Learn about our current fellows

Eligibility and Applications

The eligibility criteria for this fellowship are:

  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of fellowship appointment
  • MD or DO, with or without a PhD
  • May be in any field of medicine (adult or pediatric), not limited to internal medicine/infectious diseases
  • Research activity/interest in any aspect of infectious diseases, including any type of research ranging from epidemiology to policy to basic science (domestic or global)

If you would like to apply or receive more information about the fellowship program, please:

For questions, please contact Stephanie Buchbinder at [email protected].