Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program

Award #: T32 HD043010

Project periodJuly 2002 – April 2028
Predoc slots0
Postdoc slots4

The long-term objective is to utilize this funding to promote the career development of young pediatric physician-scientists who will become the future leaders in the biomedical research efforts dedicated to child health. The specific aims of this proposal are to identify potential trainees at the completion of their residency training, or in the midst of fellowship training, and to provide them with a three year research experience in the laboratory of a qualified mentor, protected from clinical and teaching responsibilities, and with a specific research focus relevant to pediatrics. During the initial funding period, 10 excellent candidates were supported (including seven women and one under-represented minority). Our long-term objective and specific aims remain unchanged; however, we have significantly expanded the scope of our program with the development of two pathways (basic science and clinical/translational science).

We shall achieve our long-term objective by applying the recent advances in genetic and genomic sciences to an understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases within the pediatric arena. In order to accomplish this, we shall combine the established areas of investigative strengths of the Washington University School of Medicine and its Department of Pediatrics. We have now incorporated a new area of emphasis (Pathway B), namely clinical and translational genomic medicine, which includes genetic epidemiology, biostatistics, and patient oriented research.

Our program will ultimately close the gap between basic biologists and pediatric clinicians. We have in place a structure in which bright, motivated, young pediatricians shall flourish in a protected environment and will emerge as leaders in an evolving area of pediatrics. The long-term goals of the program will be realized as its trainees contribute to the development of, and leadership as, pediatric physician-scientists during the next two or more decades.


Program FacultyDepartment or InstitutionRole in Program
Arbeláez, Ana MariaPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Baldridge, MeganPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Brody, StevenMedicine / PulmonaryMentor
Bubeck Wardenburg, JulianePediatrics / Critical CareMentor
Colonna, MarcoPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Cooper, MeganPediatrics / RheumatologyMentor
Dantas, GautamPathology & ImmunologyMentor
DeBosch, BrianPediatrics/ GastroenterologyMentor
DiAntonio, AaronDevelopmental BiologyMentor
Dickson, PatriciaPediatrics / Genetics & Genomic MedicineMentor
Di Paola, JorgePediatrics / Hematology-OncologyMentor
Dutcher, SusanGeneticsMentor
Finck, BrianMedicine / Nutritional ScienceMentor
French, AnthonyPediatrics / RheumatologyMentor
Frolova, AntoninaObstetrics & GynecologyMentor
Gill, MichellePediatrics / Allergy & PulmonaryMentor
Goldberg, DanMedicine / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Gordon, JeffreyPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Guilak, FarshidOrthopedic SurgeryMentor
Gutmann, David H.NeurologyMentor
Hultgren, ScottMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Humphreys, Benjamin D.Medicine / NephrologyMentor
Hunstad, DavidPediatrics / Infectious DiseasesMentor, Training Director
Kendall, PeggyMedicine / Allergy & ImmunologyMentor
Khader, ShabaanaMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Kipnis, JonathanPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Kulkarni, HrishikeshMedicine / Pulmonary, Critical CareMentor
Lavine, Kory J.Medicine / CardiovascularMentor
Lenschow, DeborahMedicine / RheumatologyMentor
Ley, TimothyMedicine / Hematology & OncologyMentor
Link, Daniel C.Medicine / Hematology & OncologyMentor
Lopez, Carolina B.Molecular MicrobiologyMentor
Lowe, Mark E.Pediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Magee, JeffreyPediatrics / Hematology OncologyMentor
Milbrandt, JeffreyGeneticsMentor
Mitra, RobiGeneticsMentor
Mitreva, MakedonkaMedicine / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Morris, Samantha A.Developmental BiologyMentor
Nerbonne, JeanneDevelopmental BiologyMentor
Newberry, RodneyMedicine / GastroenterologyMentor
Nichols, Colin G.Cell Biology & PhysiologyMentor
Ornitz, David M.Developmental BiologyMentor
Perlmutter, DavidExecutive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and DeanMentor
Richards, LindaNeuroscienceMentor
Sardiello, MarcoPediatrics / Genetics & Genomic MedicineMentor
Schuettpelz, LauraPediatrics / Hematology & OncologyMentor
Silverman, Gary A.Pediatrics / Newborn MedicineMentor, PI/PD
Solnica-Krezel, LilaDevelopmental BiologyMentor
Stallings, ChristinaMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Tarr, Phillip I.Pediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Wambach, JenniferPediatrics / Newborn MedicineMentor
Wang, DavidPathology & ImmunologyMentor
Yokoyama, WayneInternal Medicine / RheumatologyMentor