CV Training Texas

Currently Accepting Applications for Cardiovascular Training in Texas

Location: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Source of Funding: NIH/NHLBI HL07446
Program Title: Pathobiology of Occlusive Vascular Disease
Level: Postdoctoral Fellowship



This is a postdoctoral research training program that originated in the Department of Pathology in 1980 under the direction of Colin J. Schwartz, MD.  Linda M. McManus, PhD, assumed directorship in 1993.  James D. Stockand, PhD, became Director of the program September, 2016.  At this time also the program moved from the Department of Pathology to Physiology.


Cardiovascular disease complications remain the major leading cause of death and disability in the United States and other developed countries. While lifestyle clearly contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease, it has not proven realistic to expect resolution of major morbidities (and attenuate costs) simply on the basis of changes in lifestyle. Consequently, biomedical science must continue to address improvements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the widespread and devastating complications of cardiovascular disease. To achieve this goal, a cadre of well-trained, multidisciplinary scientists, capable of working in investigative teams, is required.  This postdoctoral research training program enables the continued achievement of excellence in research training in cardiovascular pathobiology by preparing new investigators with the necessary competencies and breadth of expertise needed for future biomedical research.  

This is a multi-disciplinary postdoctoral research training program in cardiovascular science that annually supports six doctoral graduate fellows in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or the basic biomedical sciences. Program faculty are distributed among twelve academic departments at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and two departments at nearby sister institutions, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest National Primate Research Center.