Postdoctoral research training in perioperative medicine is made possible by a number of funding mechanisms, one of which is the NIH T-32 Training Grant.
The department currently has two T-32 training grants. One has had over a thirty-five year history of success, in part due to the underlying philosophy of joint training between our and another department - usually at Penn. It is broadly focused on any aspect of perioperative medicine and is supported by NIGMS, and directed by David M. Eckmann, MD, PhD .
The second, newer, T-32 is focused on health services research in critical care medicine, is supported by NHLBI and is directed jointly by David Asch, M.D (link to http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p19124 ). and Lee A. Fleisher, MD.
Physician fellows on T-32 grants are encouraged to work clinically 20% of their time to maintain skills. On completion of the two-year fellowship, trainees often return to our department or another academic anesthesia department as faculty, and bring with them new approaches, ideas, and collaborations.