TOP-TIER, which stands for Training Opportunities in Translational Imaging Education and Research, is an interdisciplinary NIH-funded clinician-scientist postdoctoral T32 training program. The expanding role of imaging in clinical care and biomedical research has resulted in the need for imaging-based clinician scientists. TOP-TIER prepares residents and fellow trainees on how to bring preclinical imaging innovations to patients and the practice of medicine. Each trainee has both a primary and a secondary mentor, one a clinician-scientist, and the other a basic scientist.
Program highlights include:
- A long and proven history of leadership in the imaging sciences
- Faculty mentors to guide vigorous and extensive training in translational research
- Interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple departments and schools at Washington University
- Time dedicated to both didactic and research training to ensure success
Currently, three T32 slots are funded per year. A fourth slot is funded by a Washington University contribution from the Provost for a trainee with a mentor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. (See "How to Apply" for submission details.)
For more information about the TOP-TIER program, email project administrator Terry Sharp or call 314-747-4076.