Short-Term Trainee Application
Applications are being accepted for the 2012 short-term summer training program and are due on May 11, 2012. Download the application form in:
Submit five copies of the application packet by 4 p.m. on May 11, 2012 to:
Project Manager, Research and Collaboration
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Kenmore, WA 98028
Bastyr University provides Equal Opportunity in education in accordance with Bastyr University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.
Applicants to the T32 program must be a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must have a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551) or other legal verification of such status. A notarized statement verifying possession of permanent residency documentation will be required upon appointment. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for Kirschstein-NRSA support on the T32 training grant.
Criteria for Selecting Applicants
Applications will be reviewed using the following general criteria:
- Scientific merit of the proposed project
- Feasibility of completion of proposed project (including trainee preparation and experience, budget considerations, and funding time frame)
- Relevance of proposal to student's CAM research career goals and evidence of long-term commitment to research
- Commitment of the mentor to the proposed training plan
In addition, in the final selection process consideration may be given to assuring diversity of applicants from different degree programs and with different scientific focus areas (e.g. clinical vs. basic research). In general, to ensure a high-quality training experience, no more than one applicant per mentor will be funded; however depending on the specific project and training proposed it is possible for a mentor to have more than one short-term trainee per funding cycle.
Academic Requirements for Short-Term Training
We will select candidates who have the strongest background in research (e.g. candidates who wrote a senior thesis or have work experience) and in scientific course work, including laboratory classes. We will evaluate their letters of support and carefully assess their level of interest in CAM. Applicants must be currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate program in the health sciences.
Research Training Mentors
To optimize the training experience, short term trainee applicants must get permission from a primary mentor to determine a specific project on which the student will work during the three-month training period. The applicant's statement of CAM research interest must outline those decisions concerning mentor and project. Also, the mentor must submit a letter of support.
Bastyr University Faculty
- Research Assistant Professor, School of Naturopathic Medicine
- Associate Research Scientist
- Assistant Research Scientist
- Principal Investigator, T32 Training Program
- Professor, School of Naturopathic Medicine
- Associate Professor, Department of Basic Science
- Associate Member, Molecular Diagnostics Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
- Professor, Medicine/Oncology/Tumor Vaccine Group
- Center for Translational Medicine in Women's Health, University of Washington
- Professor, Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Washington
- Director, Nutritional Science Program, University of Washington
- Adjunct Professor & Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, University of Washington
- Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington
- Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
- Associate Member, Clinical Research and Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
- Clinical Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, University of Washington
- Director of the Liver Center of Excellence at Virginia Mason Medical Center
- Full Member and Associate Division Director, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Research Professor and Core Faculty, Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences, University of Washington
- Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
- Professor, Bioengineering, University of Washington
- Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
- Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
Program Schedule and Evaluation
The training duration is three months and will take place during the summer quarter. Trainees will work with a mentor. Trainees that intend to involve human subjects must plan for getting IRB approval prior to the start of their project.
The mentor will monitor the trainee's progress. At the end of the three-month duration, both trainee and mentor will write a formal evaluation. While we will recruit new candidates each year, individual trainees who demonstrate high productivity during the first year of their support are encouraged to continue their research using these funds in subsequent years.
Research and Related Activities
The primary goal of this training grant is to prepare students for careers in research and academic medicine that will contribute to the body of CAM-relevant research. These short-term positions will allow students to work in an intensive fashion to perform a research project.
Laboratory work will be performed either at the Tierney Basic Sciences Research Laboratory at Bastyr University, or in laboratories at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Washington State University. Students will perform data collection and analysis, then write the results of their project in the form of a scientific manuscript. These students will be encouraged to attend the same seminars and journal clubs as postdoctoral trainees. Trainees are expected to present their research and findings at a conference at Bastyr University and are encouraged to present their data at local, regional and national meetings when appropriate.