The Brown CardioPulmonary Training Program has as its overall objective the training of physicians and scientists who will become independent investigators in the molecular basis and pathobiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and/or the outcomes of prevention and treatment of these diseases. This will be accomplished by a rigorous program of didactic training, mentored research experience in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting, and career development training. Four postdoctoral trainees with an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree will be accepted per year into a 2-3 year research training program.
The Brown Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Community (BCC) was established by investigators affiliated with the Brown Medical School in 2005 to facilitate and conduct collaborative programs that encourage multidisciplinary approaches to problems related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. These investigators established a Steering Committee that has met regularly over the past three years. The primary purpose of BCC was to facilitate and conduct collaborative programs that encourage multidisciplinary approaches to problems related to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The BCC has over 40 associated faculty members located within 9 university departments and 7 affiliated teaching hospitals. The BCC faculty has established a monthly seminar series that has generated widespread interest as well as collaborative projects among the faculty. The CardioPulmonary training faculty are part of the BCC; selected on the basis of demonstrated competencies in conducting research related to the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary research and outcome research, track record as research mentors, as well as enthusiasm for participation in the CardioPulmonary Training Program.