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T32 Postdoctoral Research Training

This postdoctoral training program in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and other infections of Global Health Significance is a multidisciplinary initiative that  helps qualified MD and PhD scientists prepare for productive and sustainable careers in research. The scope of training ranges from bench science to implementation research. As team-science rapidly becomes the primary mode of operation for biomedical scientists addressing complex questions related to human health, this program emphasizes training investigators familiar with the practices, procedures and languages of productive team collaboration. Faculty use a broad-based integrative approach, supported by excellent mentors in order to achieve the goal of training the next generation of researchers.

Post-doctoral MD or PhD trainees may choose to enter training in one of three tracts: Basic Science; Behavioral and Clinical Science; and the Global Health, Epidemiology and Implementation Science Track.

Postdoctoral training in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and other infections of Global Health Significance is led by Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at IU School of Medicine. The training program is a collaborative effort between the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine; Division of Adolescent Medicine and Infectious Disease and Global Health, Department of Pediatrics; Department of Dermatology; and Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Application Process for T32 Grant

Candidates to this postdoctoral program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; J-1 Visa holders are not eligible. Candidates must have an MD or PhD degree. Physician candidates must be accepted into a fellowship in infectious disease, adolescent medicine, children’s health service research or equivalent fellowship program at Indiana University School of Medicine or have completed equivalent clinical training elsewhere. PhD candidates must hold degrees in microbiology and immunology, biostatistics, epidemiology, psychology, anthropology, sociology or equivalents. Applicants are encouraged to contact a T32 Mentor to discuss potential projects. Requests for applications are issued once per year during the spring semester.

Applicants are required to submit the following information:

  • CV
  • A statement of research interest and preliminary training plan (four pages)
  • Two letters of reference (one letter from an approved T32 primary mentor and one letter from someone who has the ability to assess the candidates potential as a scientist)

Research Oversight Committee

Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases
Stanley M. Spinola, MD

Stanley M. Spinola, MD

Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
James D. Fortenberry, MD,  MS

James D. Fortenberry, MD, MS

Donald Orr, M.D. Professor of Adolescent Medicine
Chandy C. John, MD,  MS

Chandy C. John, MD, MS

Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics
Virginia A. Caine, MD

Virginia A. Caine, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

T32 Mentors

Matthew C. Aalsma, MA,  PhD,  HSPP

Matthew C. Aalsma, MA, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics
Elliot J. Androphy, MD

Elliot J. Androphy, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology
Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Darron R. Brown, MD

Darron R. Brown, MD

Professor of Medicine
James D. Fortenberry, MD,  MS

James D. Fortenberry, MD, MS

Donald Orr, M.D. Professor of Adolescent Medicine
Haitao Guo, PhD

Haitao Guo, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Samir K. Gupta, MD

Samir K. Gupta, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chandy C. John, MD,  MS

Chandy C. John, MD, MS

Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics
David E. Nelson, PhD

David E. Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Stanley M. Spinola, MD

Stanley M. Spinola, MD

Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
William J. Sullivan, PhD

William J. Sullivan, PhD

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Rachel C. Vreeman, MD,  MS

Rachel C. Vreeman, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Sarah E. Wiehe, MD

Sarah E. Wiehe, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases
Constantin T. Yiannoutsos, PhD

Constantin T. Yiannoutsos, PhD

Professor, School of Public Health
Andy Q. Yu

Andy Q. Yu

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Gregory D. Zimet, PhD,  HSPP

Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics

Resource Faculty

Virginia A. Caine, MD

Virginia A. Caine, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Matthias A. Clauss, PhD

Matthias A. Clauss, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Andrea Conroy, PhD

Andrea Conroy, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics
Aaron C. Ermel, MD

Aaron C. Ermel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Wilbert A. Derbigny, PhD

Wilbert A. Derbigny, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Adrian Gardner, MD,  MPH

Adrian Gardner, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Suzanne Goodrich, MD

Suzanne Goodrich, MD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Barry P. Katz, PhD

Barry P. Katz, PhD

Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Mary A. Ott, MD,  MA

Mary A. Ott, MD, MA

Professor of Pediatrics
Wanzhu Tu, PhD

Wanzhu Tu, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics
Tuan M. Tran, MD, PhD

Tuan M. Tran, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine