The VMI is a great environment for trainees to build and advance their careers.
The VMI has rich career development opportunities with access to a roster of experienced mentors and access to several NIH T32 training grant slots. Dr. Sruti Shiva and Dr. Iain Scott lead the VMI’s postdoctoral training program with grant writing and research presentation workshops, journal clubs, and custom career development planning.
Not to boast, but we think our postdocs and junior faculty are pretty amazing!
Recent AHA Career Development Awards:
Project timeline (same for each): 07/01/2021-6/30/2024 @ $77,000/year
Wei Sun, MD
Post-GWAS Functional Genomics Analysis to Define a SOX17-dependent Mechanism for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Trayambak Pathak, PhD
Orai3 calcium channels in metabolism and disease
Fun Fact: almost 20% of the Department of Medicine’s
K/CDA awardees hail from the VMI.
The Department of Medicine’s new K Awardee to R Advancement Training (KARAT) Program provides a broad range of career development activities and academic support including grant writing workshops, grant reviews, academic skills training, networking, and peer support for K/CDA awardees. In addition to those mentioned above, we are also proud of these K/CDA awardees in the VMI:
Andrea Braganza, PhD
Paola Corti, PhD
Ning Feng, MD, PhD
Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD
Jason Rose, MD, MBA
Dharendra Thapa, PhD
Haodi Wu, PhD
Manling Zhang, MD, MS
We are grateful for the support of Department of Medicine leadership who not only encourage, but also invest in our career development awardees.
Visit the DoM KARAT website to learn more about this program:
Thread: 1/ One of the most satisfying projects we initiated @PittDeptofMed @PittTweet is the #KARAT (K awardee to R advancement program) program. We reasoned that this is a perfect time for strategic investment in our K awardees (and equivalent career development awardees - CDA). pic.twitter.com/3Ui0VaCsA6— Oliver (@Eickelberg_MD) July 9, 2021