University of Pennsylvania

Predoctoral Training Grant in Pharmacology

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Predoctoral Training Grant in Pharmacology

NIH-funded training grant T32GM008076 has supported predoctoral training in Pharmacology at Penn for over 30 years.

The mission of this NIGMS training program is to provide a multifaceted doctoral program that incorporates cutting edge research and a curriculum that provides both depth and breadth. This curriculum is designed to prepare students as leaders in their respective disciplines.

Recognizing the gap between our current training and the need to facilitate exposure of trainees to skills that are valued outside academic research, supplemental funding from NIGMS contributed to the development of a Career Development Website that will significantly expand our current training mission.  

The grant supports the stipends of 8-10 pre-and dissertation-stage students per year, and also provides these trainees with additional funds for sponsoring an Annual Student Symposium. In addition to participating in regular Pharmacology training activities that are available to all students, T32 trainees receive extra mentoring and often serve as peer advisors to junior students.