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Center for Healthful Behavior Change Education & Training Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities in Behavioral & Cardiovascular Health Research

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities in Behavioral & Cardiovascular Health Research

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities in Behavioral and Cardiovascular Health Research at NYU Langone’s Center for Healthful Behavior Change provides training and mentorship to underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, giving them the skills they need to conduct cardiometabolic research. Graduating fellows are prepared to be innovative and creative leaders in the academic community.

This fellowship is funded through a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute T32 institutional training grant.

Curriculum

In this two-year program, fellows learn how to conduct cardiovascular health research using translational, population health, and health equity methods. You take seminars in specialized research and career development skills, work with faculty mentors, and get hands-on research experience, which includes access to national datasets and collaboration with principal investigators on their studies.

As a fellow, you develop the following core competencies: conceptual knowledge in translational sciences, communication skills, research skills, professionalism, leadership and management skills, and the responsible conduct of research.

You also have the opportunity to earn an MS in Clinical Investigation at NYU Langone and can attend our Program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research Summer Institute.

Mentorship

Based on common research interests and background, we match fellows with mentors who provide individualized academic coaching. Mentorship and coaching allow you to develop the skills you need for an independent research career and to complete requirements for the MS in Clinical Investigation. We also advise you on developing posters and giving oral presentations, generating ideas for innovative research and peer-reviewed publications, and crafting proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F, K, or R grants.

Salary and Benefits

Our fellows earn a salary based on NIH postdoctoral stipend scales and receive benefits, including health insurance, tuition for their courses, and travel funds for attending professional conferences. Learn more about resources for postdoctoral fellows at NYU School of Medicine.

Faculty Directors

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Psychiatry
Research interests: sleep and cardiometabolic diseases; circadian rhythm; aging; health disparities

Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH
The Dr. Adolf and Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Population Health
Research interests: health disparities and minority health; cardiovascular risk reduction in minority and low-income populations; dissemination and implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions in management of chronic disease

Admissions

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities in Behavioral and Cardiovascular Health Research is open to applicants with an MD, PhD, EdD, or equivalent doctoral degree, who are underrepresented minority scientists as defined by NIH criteria, and are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

For information on how to apply and all other inquiries, please contact Debbie Chung, MS, senior project coordinator, at debbie.chung@nyulangone.org or 646-501-3466.