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 Trainees with experience working in modern molecular and multidisciplionary research have higher success becoming independently funded biomedical research principal investigators.

Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians

Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), through the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), offers a graduate training program called "Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians", designed to provide veterinarians who have completed at least one year of residency or equivalent with training in modern multidisciplinary human-health-applicable/translatable biomedical research. The goal of the program is to enable trainees to become independently funded principal investigators in biomedical research.

The training program is comprised of:

Primary research in projects involving disciplines such as molecular pathobiology, biochemistry, infectious disease biology, immunology, epidemiology, and meta-genomic analysis. Emphasized are critical thinking, experimental design, data interpretation, scientific writing, and communication skills. The program's goal is to enable trainees to translate basic research findings to in vivo application often employing animal models and the concept of One Health.

While the program is centered in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, it enrolls trainees from all four Departments of the CVMBS, which has a long and successful history of post-DVM/VMD research training. Click here for a program description.

If this post-DVM/VMD program description fits your goals, please contact us.

Application to the training program involves submitting: 

  1. A biographical sketch or resume.

  2. A statement of your interest in biomedical research and career goals, including your specific area of interest.

  3. An original official transcript from each college or university attended.

  4. Three letters of reference. 

  5. A completed application to the CSU Graduate School.

  6. If applicable, GRE scores (a copy is acceptable).  

Applications are typically reviewed in February for positions that begin July 1.

Submit to:

Collette Hageman
c/o T32 Grant Application
1682 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1682

Submission date: 

Applications are accepted year around, but typically are reviewed February to early March of each year to fill positions usually beginning July 1. Thus we encourage that applications be submitted by February 15 this year for best consideration. Start date is sometimes flexible dependent upon when positions become available. Candidates must have USA citizenship or permanent residency to be eligible for this federally funded program.

Questions:  

Feel free to call any of the following people if you have a question or need more information.

Program Leadership

Program Director: 

Edward A. Hoover, DVM, PhD, DACVP
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1619 USA
Phone: (970) 491-7587
Dr. Hoover's Webpage​

Program Associate Director:

Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM
Associate Dean for Research
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Comparative Medicine
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1619 USA
Phone: (970) 491-7832 or (970) 491-7162
Dr. VandeWoude's Webpage

 
Program Administration

Program Administrative Coordinator:

Collette Hageman​
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1682 USA
Phone: (970) 491-3664

Secondary Program Administrative Coordinator:

Heidi Runge
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1682 USA
Phone: (970) 491-1630

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1682 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1682

Phone:
(970) 491-6144

Fax:
(970) 491-0603