Training Programs Available at Dr. Vazquez's Lab:

Developmental Origins of Endocrine Dysfunction

Overview: This new postdoctoral research training program in the Department of Pediatrics , Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Michigan has two main goals: 1) to provide high quality research training in one of two major tracks, Basic Science or Clinical Investigation and Epidemiology to pediatricians and basic scientists demonstrating a career commitment to academic pediatric endocrinology and metabolism, and 2) to provide an interdisciplinary research environment for the successful training of young physician-scientist in the specific area of mechanisms playing a role in the impact of early life events on endocrine disorders in post-natal life. The Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program ( PETP ) will provide 2 years of intensive postdoctoral research training for M.D. and Ph.D. trainees in an individualized and closely-mentored research training program designed to best fit each trainee’s skills and interests. For the physician-scientist, this program will be integrated with the ongoing ACGME approved fellowship program to include a one year intensive training in clinical pediatric endocrinology, which will be funded with non-NIH monies. In order to provide outstanding mentorship for the trainees, the PETP will be actively supported by 12 established investigators from 9 different departments at the University of Michigan, all with extensive research and mentoring experience within their respective areas of expertise. Each trainee will be mentored by a clinical/basic dyad of mentors to provide strong footing on hypothesis-driven translational research, centering on developmental origin of endocrine diseases. The trainee will choose among several targeted areas of pediatric endocrine research – growth, metabolic syndrome, reproduction, and stress and behavior. These areas are chosen because of the established strengths of other University of Michigan research programs and participating investigators in the PETP (see PETP Faculty). The overarching goal is to foster academic careers that will improve children's health and thereby, the health of the population in the United States.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physiology, bioengineering, cell and molecular biology, or a related field from an accredited program. The position is funded by a recent training award from NIH-NIDDK. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is necessary due to training grant requirements. Please provide a CV, three letters of reference (or contact information), and a detailed cover letter describing research experience, interests, and short and long term career goals.

For this position please contact with Dr. Vazquez

For further information visit our department's website and contact individual investigators based on your research interest.
For more information on the PETP, please contact the Director or Associate Director of the Training Grant:
Delia M. Vazquez, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Director
Interim-Director Center of Human Growth and Development
Associate Director:
Vasantha Padmanabham, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Pediatric Endocrine Research
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