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2010 T32 Research Fellows
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2010 T32 Research Fellows
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Fellowship Training Program:
T32 Research Fellowship

Program Description

The University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine offers a program of research fellowship through an institutional grant (National Research Service Award T32 GM086270) to develop clinician-scientists at the postdoctoral level of training. As such it offers remarkable opportunities to develop a research career within a very broad range of interests. Mentors have been recruited from throughout the university, and represent a very broad spectrum of research interests. Our program has seven broadly defined research foci:

  1. cardiopulmonary biology & regenerative medicine;
  2. clinical outcomes research & epidemiology,
  3. genome sciences & bioinformatics,
  4. neurosciences,
  5. pain,
  6. sleep medicine, and
  7. pharmacology.

Our T32 training requires a commitment on the part of the applicant to actively engage in two to three years of rigorous training in an area of his/her choosing, under the tutelage of an NIH funded mentor. The fellow is afforded the opportunity to work with a world class researcher from the large community of scientists within the University of Washington. Applicants are guided through the choice of a mentor by the research faculty within the Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine. See UW Anesthesiology Faculty Research Labs.

The two years of training may include a mix of course work customized to the needs of the trainee, participation in T32 training activities (e.g., grant writing workshop, writer's workshop, journal club), as well as original research in the mentor's laboratory. This period is intended to provide the trainee with skills in critical thinking, as well as the skills necessary to initiate a research focus. The ultimate goal is to provide the trainee with all the tools needed to eventually go on to a successful career as an independent investigator in areas of consequence to the practice of anesthesiology and pain medicine. The T32 fellowship guarantees 80% protected time to the trainee to pursue research. The stipend for salary is commensurate with previous training using the NIH salary scale. Most trainees maintain a one day per week commitment to clinical work (maximum 20% overall effort) as an attending.


All trainees, in accordance with NIH regulations, must be citizens of the U.S. or a permanent resident of the U.S., i.e., holding an Alien Registration Receipt Card. The University of Washington encourages applications from under-represented minorities, from people with disabilities, as well as from people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Applicants must have received an M.D. or comparable degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution or a clinically focused Ph.D. Preference is given to board eligible anesthesiologists and psychologists who wish to pursue training in research at the end of their residency that is relevant to their clinical interests.

Application Process and Questions

Applicants must complete: an application form; a short description of research interests and career goals that outlines a proposed course of future research, a CV, and three letters of recommendation.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 15, 2013.

Download the T32 Research Fellowship application. (pdf)

Questions should be directed to:

Tonya M. Palermo, PhD:
Margaret M. Sedensky, MD:

Co-Program Directors, T32 Research Fellowship