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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.

University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
Program Director:  Linda B. Cottler
Professor, Chair, and Associate Dean for Research and Planning
Department of Epidemiology

This T32 training program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and directed by Linda B. Cottler, will support 4 Pre Docs and 2 Post Docs each year. The core innovative aspect of this new public health oriented T32 is the focus on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with a focus on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences. The program is co-directed by Sara Jo Nixon, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, UF.

To apply, contact Tamara Millay at tmillay@ufl.edu.

Indo-US Training in Chronic Non-Communicable Disorders & Diseases Across Lifespan
Program Director:  Linda B. Cottler
Professor, Chair, and Associate Dean for Research and Planning
Department of Epidemiology

The Indo-US training program in behavioral health across the lifespan at the University of Florida (UF), funded by the Fogarty International Center (FIC), focuses on three locations in India-Assam, Sikkim and Karnataka. The major collaborators on this training program are the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka, Lokopriya Gopinath Bardoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health (LGHRIMH), Tejpur, Assam, and Voluntary Health Association of Sikkim (VHAS), Gangtok, Sikkim.

The goals of this Fogarty program are to reduce the training gap and increase research capacity for CNCDs, and focus on behavioral conditions that receive little attention even though they are increasingly contributing to the burden of disease in India. The program involves a dual mentored (India & US) post-doctoral training in conducting research at the University of Florida and India. Research opportunities would include CNCD’s across the life-span, from children and adolescents, to those affecting the elderly covering a spectrum from basic biology to translational research at societal level. Selected trainees will participate in ongoing research at UF and NIMHANS and initiate independent research.