Training Programs

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CREST PROGRAM

Fellows interested in pursuing an academic career in clinical research, should consider applying to the CREST program. The Clinical Research Program has been in existence at Boston University Medical Center since 1999 and provides fellows and junior faculty training for a career in Clinical Research. Fellows participate in seminars, conferences, research, career mentoring, an IRB internship, and completion of a Master Degree Program through the Boston University School of Public Health or enrollment in the Master of Arts in Clinical Investigation Program at the Boston University School of Medicine. For a detailed description and how to apply visit the CREST Program Website. Fellows interested in applying should contact Dr. Hartshorn to discuss their candidacy at the beginning of Fellowship.

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HEMATOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM

The “Research Training Program in Blood Diseases and Resources,” is administered by a T32 training grant funded by The National Institute of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This successful hematology training program for pre doctoral and post doctoral fellows, has been recently refunded, and is in its 29th year at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Adam Lerner is the Program Director of the Hematology Training Grant Program.

Trainees have the opportunity to work with expert faculty and gain a dynamic experience in hematology and blood disorders research. A concentrated focus in sickle cell, amyloidosis, hematologic malignancies, cutaneous T cell lymphoma and CLL; vascular biology, megakaryopoiesis and hematologic stem cells are available. Trainees in the program will attend Bi-weekly journal clubs and annual National Scientific Meetings, such as the American Society for Hematology.

Fellows who are appointed to the Hematology Training Grant, will do their first two years of fellowship in clinical training and then transition to a lab for the remaining two years of Research. Fellows interested in applying to the Hematology Training Program, should consider doing so by the end of their first year of fellowship, due to Grant Appointment Deadlines. Please speak with Dr. Hartshorn if you are interested.

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PURSUING AN ADVANCED DEGREE DURING FELLOWSHIP

The Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University of School of Medicine, and the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine provide fellows the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree during their fellowship.  For more information regarding the degree of interest and or to apply to the program, please visit the following websites: