The Michigan Medicine Division of Rheumatology Scientist Training in Rheumatology Research program is designed to prepare outstanding postdoctoral scientists, both MD and PhD, for investigative careers in research related to rheumatic diseases.
Our program has a strong record of success which we attribute to a comprehensive and integrated educational approach and the following fundamental principles that have guided our program since its inception in 1976.
- Recruitment of diverse candidates with strong research potential and a commitment to discovery
- Providing trainees with tailored mentorship teams and individual development plans to optimize their progression toward research independence
- Promoting multidisciplinary research through cohesive and collaborative faculty teams
- Leveraging unsurpassed institutional resources to promote trainee success
To equip a diverse cohort of trainees with all the tools needed to become successful independent investigators focused on improving the understanding of, and care for, people living with rheumatic diseases.
Our program is designed to provide trainees:
- a broad working knowledge of the biological and clinical aspects of rheumatic diseases
- essential familiarity with state-of-the-art scientific methodologies and analyses
- experience and confidence with all aspects of scientific communication
- strong roots in the ethical conduction of research and in embracing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion