The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health of the University of Minnesota is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral training fellowship in cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention available on or after July 1, 2021. This paid two- to three-year fellowship is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Candidates must have either an MD or a PhD degree, and must be either a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or persons of color and individuals who are first generation college/university students are particularly encouraged to apply.
Training emphasizes research methods in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The program particularly intends to enhance the diversity of the research workforce in cardiovascular disease epidemiology by recruiting individuals from underrepresented/disadvantaged populations. Division research includes work in observational population studies, clinical trials, community studies, and laboratory methodology. Graduates gain competency in designing, administering, and analyzing cardiovascular population studies or preventive programs.
Training can include formal coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, physiology, and behavioral science. The program provides tuition and fees for an MS or MPH degree, if desired, during the course of the fellowship.
The Division has a faculty of 43 including scholars in cardiology, behavioral science, biostatistics, epidemiology, nutrition, and health education.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must have earned doctoral degrees (MD, PhD, DVM, ScD, etc.) in biologic or behavioral disciplines.
- Demonstrated potential or experience in research are the primary criteria for appointments.
- Predoctoral fellows will typically have a master’s degree or equivalent degree in a biologic or behavioral discipline and must apply and be accepted into the Epidemiology PhD program.
Interested individuals will need to submit a completed application and request letters of recommendation from three references.
For more information on the training program and how to apply, see the following website: https://z.umn.edu/cvdepiT32
Inquiries and applications may be sent to: Aaron R. Folsom, MD, MPH
Director of CVD Training Program
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
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