Training

VDRC is committed to building the next generation of innovative, diverse, strategic researchers in the fields of diabetes and obesity.

 

The following programs are offered to provide specific for training for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and to support the career development of junior and mid-level investigators.

 


Vanderbilt Undergrad Summer Diabetes Research Program  link icon

Provides undergraduate students who are interested in diabetes research with the opportunity for a summer experience in one of the many laboratories associated with the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center. Part of the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA).

Vanderbilt program

icon Undergrad

Student Research Training Program (SRTP)

Allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

T35

icon MD student

Integrated Training in Engineering and Diabetes (ITED)

Provides a unique environment to create a vibrant training program for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows involved in the application of engineering approaches to advance research in diabetes and metabolic diseases.

T32

 icon PhD student   icon Postdoc

Molecular Endocrinology Training Program (METP)

Provides training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting research in diabetes, obesity, and other endocrine disorders in order to continue the progress towards understanding and curing these diseases.

T32

 icon PhD student   icon Postdoc

Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET)  link icon

Supports and coordinates graduate education, postdoctoral training, minority affairs, career development, and educational technology initiatives for the Vanderbilt biomedical research community.

 

Vanderbilt program

 icon PhD student   icon Postdoc

Vanderbilt Diabetes & Endocrinology Postdoctoral Training Program

A multi-disciplinary postdoctoral research training program in diabetes and endocrinology with the goal to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills required for independent clinical or basic science research careers.

T32

icon Postdoc


 

Other training programs available for those interested in diabetes research:

  • Learning Health System Training Program: PROgRESS — Dedicated to cross training postdoctoral fellows in core disciplines who are capable of addressing major gaps in knowledge and translating knowledge into application with a focus on diabetes research.
  • Training Program on Genetic Variation and Human Phenotypes — Trains future investigators to characterize human genetic variation and its phenotypic implications. The research may be either studies of human traits or studies of animal models relevant to human conditions, including diabetes and obesity.