As a registered BIMS student(if you are not yet a Graduate Student, please Apply Here), we hope that you will continue your PhD work with training in Cardiovascular Biology in the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC). Our broad faculty and their association with most degree granting programs and departments provides enormous opportunity for selection of rotation projects, and toward the end of your 1st year, selection of a thesis advisor who specializes in your desired research focus. At the same time you will select a degree-granting department or program. You will then have the opportunity to affiliate with our training grant in Basic Cardiovascular Research which has been guiding students for more than 40 years and producing successful scientists. If you decide to focus on Cardiovascular Biology, you will also be affiliated with the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), one of the premier centers in the country. The training grant and CVRC work together to provide:

  • -Stipend support
  • -Travel money
  • -Specialized courses, seminars and colloquia related to cardiovascular research and disease
  • -A unique training environment where you will associate with other students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty

Each May, Training Grant nominations and applications will be submitted through the BIMS Program Administrators. Documents for the Cardiovascular Research Training Program include:

  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement (include your experience in labs, research, etc.)
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts.
  • Official GRE and/or MCAT scores
  • Nomination Letters (up to 4 of them)

Contact Mary Sheffer or call 434-243-9943 with any questions.