Program Design
and Direction


Preceptors as
Researchers


Faculty

Training Environment


Appointment to
the Program






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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 Grant (T32).

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.