Postdoctoral training in burns and trauma research has been supported
at the Massachusetts General Hospital since 1975 through an NIH/NIGMS
National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training
The research training program is designed to provide all the key elements
for a broad interdisciplinary training experience, including an excellent
environment, a high-quality training faculty, bright and motivated
fellows, long-term institutional support, focused didactic instruction,
and a well-coordinated clinical and basic science research program
to study clinically relevant applications in injured patients.
Since the inception of the T32 program, there has always been a close
association with the MGH Burn Research Center, and since 1995 the
training opportunities have expanded to include research applications
of bioengineering to burn and trauma care.
A new objective of this research training program is to train a cohort of
investigators in the role of genomic information, and integration of high-throughput
molecular data and clinical information of patients, together with the vast existing
knowledge of human biology and disease pathology, for better early detection of
diseases, prediction of patient outcomes, and
identification of targets for interventions.