Medical School Receives Grant for Hematology Research Training Program
Dr. Greg Vercellotti, professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation has received a five-year, $2.3 million T32 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This renewal of the T32 grant continues the support of the Hematology Research Training Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a specialized research training program designed to train physicians and scientists for careers in academic medicine and hematology-related research.
Now in its 40th year, the Hematology Research Training Program is one of the longest-running, continuously funded training programs supported by the NHLBI and has provided training to more than 120 hematology research scientists since 1976. The initial program was directed by Harry Jacob, M.D., who led the program from 1976 to 1999. The program was subsequently directed by Robert Hebbel, M.D. (2000-2007) and is now directed by Greg Vercellotti, M.D. (2008-present). Although the program has evolved considerably during the past 40 years, the foundation on which the program was built remains the same to identify, recruit and train successful hematology investigators.