The University of Virginia is widely recognized as one of the top cardiovascular research institutions in the world, and we have an outstanding record of training more than 150 individuals for highly successful careers in academia, industry, and other biomedical science-related disciplines. We currently have 110 laboratories associated with our world-renowned Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and are involved in a wide range of areas of research in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine including studies of basic cardiovascular development and function, as well as investigations into the pathogenesis of major cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, aneurysms, hypertension, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and stroke. A major overall focus of our laboratories is to develop novel drugs, devices, diagnostic methods, imaging modalities, and other therapeutic approaches to advance the practice of medicine. Our current group of mentors is listed under the "Mentors tab" above.

Post-doctoral fellows are affiliated with the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), one of the premier centers in the country. In addition, those who qualify* can compete for a position on our NHLBI Training Grant, which works with the CVRC work to provide: stipend support, travel money, specialized courses, seminars and colloquia related to cardiovascular research and disease.

* NHLBI restricts training grant support to permanent residents and citizens of the US.

Application Instructions for the CVRC Training Grant

To apply, you must be nominated by a current UVA mentor. Make sure you have the following and click the 'Apply' button below.

  • 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.