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Ph.D. Programs at PHHP

NIH Research Training Opportunities for Graduate Students

Visit NIH’s Research Training Opportunities pages for details on how to apply for fellowship grants to help support dissertation activities.

NIH T32 Training Grant Opportunities at UF

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Plasticity,
Program Director:  Krista Vandenborne
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy

This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NCMRR) and was initiated in 2003 to help build a critical mass of well-trained scientists prepared to conduct innovative rehabilitation research. This pre-doctoral training program is unique in that it emphasizes the interaction and joint training of rehabilitation clinicians and basic scientists with a common interest in translational research in neuromuscular plasticity. Trainees are selected from a pool of outstanding students with diverse backgrounds and are admitted by one of three graduate programs: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, Rehabilitation Science, or Health and Human Performance.  The Neuromuscular Plasticity Training program (NMPT) is specifically designed to provide pre-doctoral trainees with the foundation and skills needed to become independent investigators and future leaders in rehabilitation.

Physical, Cognitive, and Mental Health in Social Context institutional Training Grant
Program Director:  Michael Marsiske
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

This program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health was initiated in 2003 and serves to support predoctoral researchers in biobehavioral and social approaches to aging, and to prepare them for settings including traditional disciplinary departments, clinical research environments, and multidisciplinary gerontology programs.  With the co-location and collaboration between UF’s health science and liberal arts campuses, UF is uniquely positioned to offer training in the psychosocial elements of health and disease, behavioral and technological interventions, and mind-body interactions in late life function.