Ginny Bumgardner, MD, PhD, principal investigator/program director of the T32 renewal grant application, received the Notice of Award for the renewal of the Advanced Research Training in Immunology for Surgical Trainees (ARTIST) T32. The NIH approved an increase in the number of slots from two to four postdoctoral training positions. The total award amount for the 2019 – 2024 cycle is more than $1.6 million over the next five years. Dr. Bumgardner says these funds will support the surgeon-scientist pipeline and encourage new collaborations between Surgery faculty and basic scientist investigators through co-mentorship of surgical trainees investigating surgical problems with an immunologic basis.
This award reflects the outstanding quality and research productivity of all the Surgery residents, as the NIH Review Committee assesses the outcomes for not only residents supported by the grant but also for all residents in the department.