Daniela Ladner, MD, MPH

This Core organizes the involvement of students in the various Focus Groups.  The goal of this core group is to provide the tools, experiences, expertise, and infrastructure to teach and expand on a high level of skill and knowledge in health outcomes research.   The educational programs provide rigorous training by multidisciplinary senior, mid-level, and junior mentors.  This core runs a year-round internship with regular educational lectures for students covering a large scope of transplant and health services and outcomes research topics.  Specific programs involve:

T-32/F32 Postdoctoral Fellowships (Transplant Surgery Scientist Program: PI: Abecassis):  Curriculum creation, program applications, etc.)

Pre-doctoral Fellowships (e.g., R36)

Student Internships (Summer Term or Year Round for high school, college, and graduate students):  A distinct curriculum is set up for students in which they are mentored by an expert in the field of transplantation with an emphasis on one of the seven NUTORC workgroups.  Interns formulate a hypothesis and execute a succinct hypothesis driven project.  A critical review of the literature is performed, data are collected and analyzed, and results are presented at a conference.  In addition, interns work towards preparing a manuscript to be published in a peer-review journal.

Clinical Observations:  Physicians, surgeons, scientists, and students may participate in an observership, wherein they are eligible to shadow and observe in our clinics, operating rooms, and conferences.