Specialized Training Programs

Basic Neuroscience

Sensory Neuroscience

Addiction and Drug Abuse

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. 

 


Basic Neuroscience

Training in Clinical and Basic 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

                  

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Training Program in Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses @ The University of Michigan.

 

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

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Vision Research Training Program

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


Addiction and Drug Abuse

        Biology of Drug Abuse Training Program

The focus of the proposal is the training of Ph.D. and M.D. postdoctoral fellows in state-of-the-art approaches for studying mechanisms underlying abuse of psychoactive drugs. This includes studying the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that lead to vulnerability to substance abuse: the mode of action of drugs of abuse at the molecular, cellular, anatomical and behavioral levels; and the long-term consequences of pschoactive drugs on the brain, as mediated through mechanisms of neural plasticity.

Contact: John Traynor jtraynor@med.umich.edu
 
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Training Program in Neuroscience @ The University of Michigan.

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, sflagel@umich.edu


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