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Director: Mark Donowitz, M.D.
Co-director: Ann Hubbard, Ph.D.
The emphasis of the training grant, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), is to identify excellent fellows with a potential to establish an independent or clinical investigator career in basic research in gastroenterology or hepatology. Many of the fellows trained under this grant have gone on to key academic positions in gastrointestinal research.
The typical duration of training for independent investigators is between two to three years in which the fellows will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of individual faculty preceptors to conduct in-depth investigation in digestive diseases.
Fellows in the clinical training track must also be accepted into the Johns Hopkins Clinical Training Program through a joint application. The clinical program consists of three years of training after a one-year clinical GI fellowship. The first year of training is coursework in statistics and epidemiology. Years 3 and 4 are in clinical research.
Those interested in this training can apply through the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program.