Specialized Training Programs

T32 Early Stage Training in Neuroscience-Sensory Neuroscience-NIDA Training Program (Addiction and Drugs of Abuse)-Vision Research

The Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan offers several specialized, NIH T32 training programs which provide funding for research training. Information is available by contacting the program administrators as listed. 


T32 Early Stage Training in Neuroscience

Trainees focus on neurodegeneration, neuromuscular diseases, neuroinflammatory disorders, stroke, systems neuroscience, and health services research.

Program Director: Eva Feldman, MD, PhD

Contact: Denise Heckel,  dmjanus@med.umich.edu


Sensory Neuroscience

To encourage qualified students of diverse backgrounds to develop research interests, and to pursue dissertation research on topics relevant to the NIDCD mission, especially as it pertains to understanding sensory systems and their disorders. 

Contact: Dr. Susan Shore sushore@umich.edu

http://neuroscience.med.umich.edu/sites/default/files/public/sites/default/files/siteeditoruploads/HBCS%20Flyer.pdf


Vision Training Program

The goals of the VRTP are to provide breadth in research training and professional development to keep pace with the opportunities for careers in vision research. The VRTP (1) supports candidate-level predoctoral fellows as they undertake and complete their thesis research; (2) supports postdoctoral fellows as they begin independent research careers; (3) provides a formal structured education; (4) and requires trainees to participate in a program of professional development specific to vision research.

Contact: Peter Hitchcock, Ph.D. peterh@umich.edu


NIDA Training Program (Addiction and Drugs of Abuse)

To encourage qualified students of diverse backgrounds to develop research interests, and to pursue dissertation research, on topics relevant to the NIDA mission, especially as it pertains to understanding the neurobiological actions of drugs of abuse and the neurobiology of substance abuse.

Contact Dr. Shelly Flagel, PhD, sflagel@umich.edu


*A comprehensive list of medical school training grants may be found here.

**For more information post doc and MD training programs, visit here