Research Fellowships

The goals of the NIH T32 Fellowships are to provide young scientists with experience in basic and translational research and to train the next generation of physician scholars.

NIH T32 Program

The goal of the NIH T32 Fellowship is to provide young scientists with experience in basic and translational research and to train the next generation of physician scholars (those having MD or MD/PhD degrees).

Research Training Tracks

We offer four research training tracks that fellows may pursue:

  • The Vascular Biology track draws trainers from Anesthesia as well as Vascular Biology and Therapeutics.
  • The Biology of Inflammation/Immunity track uses trainers from the Department of Immunobiology and from Human Translational Immunology.
  • The Bioengineering track draws investigators from Anesthesia as well as Bioengineering and Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Clinical Research gets training resources from within the Department as well as the CTSA program.

While many trainees will be involved in one of the 4 tracks listed above, there are also opportunities to do research in other scientific areas at Yale, such as neurobiology, epidemiology, etc. The choice of mentor and scientific area is left to the individual T32 trainee, in consultation with the Program Director.

The NIH T32 program is specifically designed to provide an intensive research experience for those Anesthesia trainees who want to go onto become academic physicians. T32 trainees will perform research, publish papers, and potentially write their own grant application(s) during the 2 years of NIH support. In many cases, residents who have trained in the Research Scholars Program during the CA-1 through CA-3 years will then go directly onto 2 years of training under the T32 award. However, we also consider highly qualified candidates who have trained at outside institutions, since we often have more available slots in the T32 program than Research Scholars. Availability of slots will vary, year to year.

More Information

For more information, contact the Program Director:

Laura E Niklason MD, PhD
Professor & Vice-Chair for Research
Departments of Anesthesia & Biomedical Engineering
Yale University
Phone: 203-737-1422

Post-Doctoral Research Training – NIH T32 Program

In 2009 we initiated an NIH-funded post-doctoral training program in Anesthesia research. This T32 training program is one of less than a dozen in the country, and signifies Yale’s commitment and resources for producing the next generation of academic clinicians. 

The post-doctoral training program is fully NIH-supported and runs for 2 years. Each year, we accept 1 or 2 individuals into the program. Trainees have very broad opportunities in their research interests, and can focus on clinical research or on basic science. Areas of particular strength in this program are in clinical research, neurobiology, vascular biology, immunology/inflammation, as well as biomedical engineering. Mentors for this training program are drawn from within the Anesthesia Department, and also from a large number of other departments within Yale. 

The goal of the post-doctoral training program is to provide the absolute best scientific opportunities and mentoring, so that graduates of the program go onto their own successful, independent academic careers, at Yale and elsewhere. 

Each year, we accept applications to the T32 program from residents within Yale, and from outside applicants as well. Residents that are currently in the Research Scholars Program at Yale often apply for T32 training positions. 

More Information

If you are interested in learning more about the NIH-funded post-doctoral training program, please contact the Program Director: 

Laura E Niklason MD, PhD
Professor & Vice-Chair for Research in Anesthesiology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Yale University 

Phone: 203.737.1422