This training program is one of the most highly extramural-funded emergency medicine programs in the nation, providing training in translational or clinical science area.
Clinical research focuses on sudden cardiac arrest, sickle cell crisis, sepsis, acute stroke, hypertension and traumatic brain injury.
Translational research seek to improve our understanding of impaired heart and brain function following conditions of sudden cardiac arrest and hemorrhagic shock. These are leading causes of death in the elderly and young adults, and many patients die within hours after resuscitation (e.g. with CPR or blood transfusion) due to severe cardiovascular dysfunction of unclear etiology. This lethal dysfunction may result from oxidant stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired metabolic recovery and exuberant inflammatory responses. In the laboratory, we combine complementary in vivo and in vitro models of resuscitation and patients sample analysis that allow for both pharmacologic and genetic approaches of inquiry with an ultimate goal to develop novel treatment for emergency cardiovascular care.
This training program also encourage course work towards a master’s degree in a translational or clinical science area, with bench or clinical research that will be used to apply for future K08 or K23 Career Development Award funding.
For information on the application process, please contact Dr. Jing Li.