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Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention

University of Minnesota
Grant #: T32 HL007779
Program Director: Aaron R. Folsom, MD, MPH,

Trainees Supported: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows

Areas of Emphasis Observational epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, community surveillance, community programs, research methodology.

Program Summary

The University of Minnesota Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention has been in existence since 1977. The program includes both pre- and post doctoral trainees and provides skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, medicine, biology and nutrition, behavioral science and public health. Pre-doctoral trainees obtain a PhD in epidemiology. Post-doctoral trainees with no prior degree in epidemiology are encouraged to obtain an MPH degree. Fellows are assigned a preceptor and initiate individual research in ongoing studies, including data collection and analysis. Trainees complete one or more projects for which they bear primary responsibility.

The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health has approximately 115 active research grants in which trainees find ample research opportunities. The research projects relevant include observational studies (e.g., ARIC, MESA, CARDIA, CHARGE), surveillance studies (e.g., ARIC, Minnesota Heart Survey), family studies, and intervention studies. The interests of the faculty include most CV diseases (CHD, stroke, PAD, venous thrombosis, aortic aneurysm, atrial fibrillation, subclinical disease) as well as most lifestyle, physiologic, and genetic CVD risk factors. Thus, there are numerous diverse research opportunities for trainees.

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Last updated: June 2014

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