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WUSTL Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Weight and Eating Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

  • 1.  WUSTL Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Weight and Eating Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

    ICED 2020 Attendee
    Posted 06 Dec, 2021 21:23
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    WUSTL Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Weight and Eating Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

    Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis Call for Applications! This NHLBI-funded T32 training program at Washington University's School of Medicine is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions. The goals of the training program are to: 1) train talented transdisciplinary postdoctoral trainees to become independent scientists in weight and eating disorders and cardiovascular disease (CVD) capable of working within and leading transdisciplinary research teams; 2) provide trainees with primary mentoring from highly-qualified, senior weight and eating disorders/CVD researchers and augment the trainees' experiences with training from senior co-mentors with renowned translational research programs that can extend and inform the traditional scope of obesity/CVD research; and 3) provide training in the ethical and socially responsible conduct of weight and eating disorders and CVD research across the lifespan including with vulnerable populations (e.g., children, mental health populations). The Program Director for this training grant is Dr. Denise Wilfley ( and Co-Director is Dr. Samuel Klein ( of the Washington University School of Medicine. The study, prevention, and treatment of weight and eating disorders requires the transdisciplinary integration of medical, behavioral, genetic, metabolic, and public health research approaches and findings. To do this requires specialized training in translational research methods. Accordingly, we have 15 primary mentors and 26 co-mentors who have appointments across 15 departments/divisions. Pairing mentees with mentors with backgrounds in the biomedical, cognitive and behavioral, and population health sciences facilitates trainees' understanding of multiple facets of weight and eating disorders and enables them to translate this information into impactful, disseminable interventions – the goal of transdisciplinary science. The Director, Co-Director, and mentors work with trainees to develop a training plan that includes: 1) collaborative mentoring; 2) didactic and professional development training tailored to trainees' individual needs; and 3) development and completion of translational research projects, grant applications, publications, and presentations based on program expectations. Requirements: Postdoctoral candidates are required to possess a PhD, MD, or other doctoral degree in a related discipline or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application. Students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications: To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page (single-space) statement describing research interests and experience, and three letters of recommendation to Program Administrator, Sherri Gabbert, PhD (  Applications will be reviewed and offers made by 2/22/2022 to those who can start by July 1, 2022. For more details, please visit our website at: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft PhD, FAED
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis MO
    (314) 286-2074