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NHLBI CVD EPIDEMIOLOGY & CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington
The University of Washington Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program, begun in 1998, provides a focus for training in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The program combines training through existing graduate degree programs in Epidemiology at an outstanding School of Public Health and Community Medicine with interdisciplinary research experiences in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, provides the research experience. The program involves both pre-doctoral students who seek the PhD in Epidemiology and post-doctoral students, such as physicians with clinical training, who seek the MS or the MPH degree in Epidemiology. The program started with two trainees in 1998 and has increased to six trainees, split between pre-doctoral and post-doctoral positions. The mix of trainees is modeled on the collaborative research teams that we have found enhance research productivity in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention.
The goal of the University of Washington Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program is to attract outstanding students to careers in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. The goal is to increase the numbers of professionals, both PhD cardiovascular epidemiologists and physician-epidemiologists, with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, evaluate, translate, and disseminate research in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Areas of Special Emphasis
The teaching and research activities of faculty at the University of Washington who are active in cardiovascular research provide a variety of opportunities for formal training and research experiences in areas related to the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. These areas include: cardiovascular epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, molecular/biochemical epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, neuro-epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, maternal and child health, and preventive cardiology health services.
Types of Training: Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral
Key Faculty Available as Preceptors
David S. Siscovick, Professor
Last updated: January, 2007