UIC Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Research Training Program 2017-08-08T10:39:57+00:00



The University of Illinois at Chicago Diabetes, Nutrition and Obesity Research Training Program is accepting application for Endocrinology or Postdoctoral Fellowship. This NIH T32 supported training program will target physicians, candidates from other clinical disciplines and post-doctoral trainees who are committed to pursuing a career as investigators through fellowship training related to diabetes, nutrition and obesity research.

labPhysician and Post-doctoral trainees will complete up to 3 years of intensively mentored research training in an environment that fosters interaction between clinical and basic sciences, and encourages translational research.

The typical physician trainee will complete 1 year of intensive clinical training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at UIC before entering this program.  We provide excellent opportunities for focused mentored training in laboratory-based and clinical research, behavioral and preventive medicine, and community-based research related to diabetes and obesity. Candidates will complete selected graduate level courses pertinent to their mentored research program, and they will receive training in research integrity and ethics.

Mentors are selected based on areas of expertise and interests, complementary research skills, achievement in extramural funding, scientific productivity, and record of strong mentorship. See UIC Endocrinology for additional information about participating faculty and the program. All materials (including letters from references) should be submitted by 15 January 2016.

Later applications will be considered if a position remains open. Traineeships include a competitive salary commensurate with experience based on the current NIH pay scale, and funds to support research and travel. Application materials can be found at UIC Endocrinology.

If you have specific questions about the process, please contact Terry Unterman, MD (Program Director) (unterman@uic.edu) or Pamela Terrell (terrell@uic.edu) who will answer your questions or forward your inquiry to the appropriate person.

Candidates from underrepresented minorities or with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. Trainees must be citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the US. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.


Terry Unterman

Terry Unterman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics

c/o Pam Terrell, Director of Administrative Operations
1819 West Polk Street, (M/C 640)

Chicago, IL 60612-7333
Telephone: 312-996-6060
Email: terrell@uic.edu

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  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
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  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
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