We take pride in the research training we provide to Residents, Postdocs and Students in our lab. We usually have several undergraduate and medical students in the lab at any given time along with residents and postdocs. Each summer we take on 1 or 2 medical students full time to provide hands on experience in the lab. Everyone in the lab participates in the teaching and training of new personnel or in teaching new techniques. We invite anyone with interest in training in our lab to contact , our Lab Manager.
We have an NIH-funded T32 Cardiovascular Surgery Research Training Program that supports three six surgery residents each year to train full-time for two years in laboratory research. We are now in year 21 of the program. The purpose of this program is to provide a foundation upon which surgical residents can develop into established investigators. The overall goal is that these individuals will combine surgery with research to eventually become surgeon-scientists.
The UVA Medical AlumNews wrote an article about our laboratory training and translational research. [Click here to see the article].
The most important education gained by personnel in the TCV Lab is in conducting hypothesis-driven research. We enjoy providing hands-on training to Residents, Postdocs and students to learn how to:
Design studies to test hypotheses
Plan and perform experiments
Write abstracts, research papers and grant applications
Present research in the form of poster or oral presentations
We encourage all Residents and Postdocs to enroll in and participate in a variety of optional classes that are widely available both within the University of Virginia and outside.