The Training Program in Hematology provides interdisciplinary laboratory training for postdoctoral fellows preparing for full-time careers in hematology research. Trainees work on projects relevant to the biology of benign and malignant blood disorders in the laboratories of leading investigators. These research projects, in conjunction with participation in coursework, research seminars, journal clubs, laboratory meetings, and attendance at national and international meetings, afford trainees the basic knowledge and required skills to function successfully as independent investigators. Trainees and mentors participate in a highly interactive research environment.
The goals of the Training Program in Hematology are to educate, train, and prepare physician-scientists and PhD scientists for productive academic careers in laboratory research on the biology of blood disorders; train and motivate these researchers to translate their findings between the laboratory and the clinic; and further advance the hematology research environment at Johns Hopkins.
The program resides within the The Division of Hematology at Johns Hopkins University, one of the few remaining free-standing hematology programs in the country. The program spans several disciplines and academic administrative subunits. Close collaborations are held with many outstanding departments, including Molecular Biology and Genetics, Oncology, Pathology, and Pediatrics. The program is administered under the leadership of Dr. Robert Brodsky (director), Dr. Carol Greider (co-director), and Dr. Richard Jones (co-director).
Postdoctoral fellows receive funding support for stipends, medical insurance, travel, and training-related expenses. The mechanism of support is through an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). Additional program information, stipend levels, and service payback obligations may be found at the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award website.
For each publication that results from a trainee’s research, NIH support should be acknowledged by a footnote in language similar to the following: “This investigation was supported by the National Institutes of Health under Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (number). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. In addition, federal funding must be acknowledged as provided in “Public Policy Requirements and Objectives-Availability of Information-Acknowledgment of Federal Funding.”