NIH NIDDK T32 Research Training in Gastroenterology

Principal Investigator:
Jean-Pierre Raufman,MD

Raymond Cross, MD, MS
Jian-Ying Wang, MD., PhD

Description of Program

The goal of this NIDDK-sponsored training program, centered in the Division of Gastroenterology and 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 and Translational Science track without advanced degrees are expected to pursue coursework leading to advanced degrees (MS, MPH) or to enroll in the novel PhD Program for Clinicians.

T32 DK067872-15 Trainees

July 2019

T32 DK067872 Trainees

Jean-Pierre Raufman (Program Director) with Mazen Tolaymat, Melissa Metry, Shannon M. Larabee, Marie Hanscom, Megan Birkhold, and Shamima Nasrin

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

GI Mucosal Biology and Signaling


Programs and Mentors

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. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.