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Research opportunities

  • Dr. David McManus, one of our Associate Program Directors, guides fellows through the process of finding a mentor and executing one or more scholarly projects.

  • UMass faculty have diverse research interests.

  • In the past, fellows have completed research projects in the following areas:

    •  Epidemiology (TRACE-CORE, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events, and other large databases)
    •  Noninvasive Imaging 
    •  Electrophysiology
    •  Interventional Cardiology
    •  Basic and translational research
    •  Quality improvement
  • Most fellows start their projects during their first year. The bulk of the fellows' dedicated research blocks is during third year. Up to seven months may be devoted to research within the fellowship's three year period.

  • Fellows who seek a career as an independent investigator are encouraged to spend two additional years performing research with support from our T32 training grant.  (Please note that NIH eligibility requirements permit only US citizens and permanent US residents to participate in the T32 program.)

  • Fellows who are interested may be able to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree.