Fellowship Description

This fellowship is intended for mature, highly motivated candidates who are enthusiastic about working wholeheartedly in a multidisciplinary environment.

Program Description

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Buffalo has a strong commitment to training the next generation of clinician-scientists who contribute to the advancement of science related to anesthesia and perioperative medicine. The objective of NIH Funded T32- Anesthesiology Mentored Research Training program is to train translational scientists to carry out independent, highly developed, sophisticated research; thus, providing the next generation of investigators who can bridge the gap between basic science and clinical research germane to anesthesiology. We recognize that in order to accomplish this goal, we will identify promising physician scientists and provide a strong didactic and experiential research training environment to train leaders who will advance the science and practice of anesthesiology into the future.

Research areas include, but are not limited to: critical care, perioperative care, pain management, as well as anesthetic mechanism of action. Any research field will be considered appropriate for this program, provided it can be deemed relevant to the practice of anesthesiology.

We have developed a didactic program that will provide training in research methods, presentation skills (written and oral), grant writing and responsible conduct of research. In addition to our outstanding group of faculty mentors, we have an external scientific advisory committee and an executive committee that will assist the Program Directors in the selection of candidates and oversight of the training program.

The specific aims/goals of the training program are:

  1. Recruit outstanding anesthesiology postdoctoral fellows from a diverse background pulling from a local and national applicant pool.
  2. To develop an outstanding training program using didactic and experiential training to provide scientific training and the practical skills needed to successfully compete for National funding and develop and independent research career in anesthesiology.
  3. Assemble a group of faculty mentors that are not only highly successful scientists, but excellent mentors that help create a supportive mentoring environment that keeps postdoctoral fellows engaged, enthusiastic about research and moving forward towards their career goals of becoming leading academic anesthesiologists

Trainee Requirements

To be appointed to a research training grant, an individual must be a US citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a current, valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or other legal verification of such status). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, an MD/PhD, MD, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Written certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met, prior to the date training is to begin, is acceptable.