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Research Training Opportunities

The Department of Dermatology offers research opportunities ranging from basic science to clinical trials to translational work. Positions are available for students and fellows, based on availability and qualifications. 

If you are interested in a research opportunity, please download the Research Opportunities application, fill it out, and email the completed application to dermresearchop@jhu.edu along with your current CV. If you have questions, please call (410) 502-2082

Future Academic Scientists in Dermatology (FASID) T32 Program

This training program is funded by the National Institutes of Health. It offers a unique focus on translational research in which MD, MD-PhD and PhD trainees will be trained and mentored in clinical and basic science research projects utilizing human subjects and human skin and cells that directly translate to human skin disease.

Program Goals:

  1. To provide training and mentorship for MD and MD-PhD Dermatology residents and PhD post-doctoral fellows in translational research to develop successful independent basic or clinical research programs and become future leaders in investigative dermatology.
  2. To equip the FASID T32 trainees with a skillset of innovative methods, state-of-the-art technologies and interdisciplinary approaches at Johns Hopkins to translate new targets for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention to patients suffering from skin diseases.

3 Tracks for Trainees

  • Track 1: 2-year clinical and translational research track for Dermatology residents
  • Track 2: 2-year basic-science translational research track for Dermatology residents
  • Track 3: 2-year basic-science translational research track for PhD post-doctoral trainees

Structured Education Curriculum

All tracks include a structured education requirement that is comprised of training in clinical research, methods for enhancing reproducibility in research as well as responsible conduct in research. Additional training in statistics, animal models and other methods will be available as determined on an individual basis.

Enrichment Program

All T32 trainees will participate in an enrichment program consisting of:

  • Translational research career development workshops
  • Combined dermatology research seminar series
  • Dermatology grand rounds
  • Dermatology translational research journal club
  • Annual Dermatology Research Day
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