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Department of Medicine Training Grants

The Department of Medicine is deeply committed to training the next generation of students and fellows interested in careers involving biomedical and clinical investigation. Under the direction of our nationally recognized program directors, we have strived to design innovative and robust training programs. We have numerous, well-funded, senior investigators identified as mentors in each of our programs. There are significant resources, facilities and cores available at Northwestern to further enhance one’s training experience.

Allergy Immunology

Northwestern University Allergy Immunology Research Program (NUAIR)

  • Robert Schleimer, PhD - Program Director
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) - Sponsor


Northwestern University Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hormone Action

  • Joseph T Bass, MD, PhD - Program Director
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) - Sponsor

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Training Grant in Gastrointestinal Physiology and Psychology

  • John Pandolfino, MD - Program Director
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) - Sponsor

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease Education and Science (NuIDeas) Training Grant

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Training Program in Lung Science

  • Karen Ridge, PhD - Program Director
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - Sponsor


Postdoctoral Rheumatology Training Grant

  • Harris Perlman, PhD - Program Director
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (NIAMS) - Sponsor

Trainee Resources

In addition to the resources provided by each division, T32 trainees and applicants should also be aware of the following resources available to them.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Medicine at Northwestern University seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents and fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. The greatest challenges facing the medical field are complex, and addressing them will require a diverse body of physicians and scientists who can work collaboratively. Northwestern offers unparalleled training and research opportunities and encourages fellowship applications from those who seek to become future leaders in the subspecialties of medicine. We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity please see the following resources:

Contact Us

Contact the Department of Medicine's Research Office:

Jennifer B. Felten

Jennifer B. Felten

Associate Department Administrator

Central Administration

j-felten( at )