NIH NIDDK T32 DK067872-20, Research Training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Program Director:
Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD

Erik C. von Rosenvinge, MD
Jian-Ying Wang MD, PhD

Description of Program

The goal of this NIDDK-sponsored training program, centered in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is to prepare pre- and post-doctoral (MD, PhD, and MD/PhD) fellows for digestive diseases-related careers in academia, government, and industry. We recruit pre-doctoral trainees primarily from the Molecular Medicine track of the Graduate Program in Life Sciences, the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the School of Pharmacy. We recruit postdoctoral trainees primarily from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship and Surgical Research programs. In this inter-disciplinary program, a productive, well-funded senior faculty with exceptional mentoring credentials is recruited from several Departments and Institutes within the School of Medicine, including the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Epidemiology & Public Health, and the Institute for Genome Sciences. This program offers the opportunity for Basic or Clinical Research training in three focused areas of investigation. Commitment to a minimum of two years of research training is required and trainees in the Clinical & Translational Science track without advanced degrees are expected to pursue coursework leading to advanced degrees (MS, MPH).

T32 DK067872-20 Trainees

July 2024

T32 DK067872 19 Trainees 

Contact Us

For additional information about this NIDDK-sponsored Training Grant, please contact:

Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD
Paulson Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
22 S. Greene Street, N3W62
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tel: 410-328-8728
Fax: 410-328-8315

T32 Training Programs and Mentors

GI Mucosal Biology and Signaling


Gut Microbiome, Immunology & Genetics


Hepatobiliary Disorders


Trainees will devote a minimum of two years to training in laboratory- or patient-based research (minimum 80% protected time). We expect trainees to participate in weekly laboratory or clinical research meetings, to attend relevant divisional, departmental, center or institutional research-oriented conferences, and to take courses on Responsible Conduct of Research. Additional courses in study design, statistics, and project-specific disciplines (e.g., gut immunology) are strongly encouraged as is participation for post-doctoral trainees in coursework leading to the granting of an additional degree (MS, MPH, or PhD). 

Each year, this NIDDK-sponsored training program offers two pre-doctoral and four post-doctoral positions. In addition, supplemental funding may be available for senior medical students who wish to take a year off from their studies to pursue training in digestive diseases-related research and for qualified applicants from populations that are underrepresented in academic medicine. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.