The Cardiovascular Research Fellowship program provides fellows with a two-year research-only fellowship, or a four-year combined clinical and research training program with the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship program. This program includes a master's degree in Translational Health System Science (THSS)

Clinical Training and Education

Learn more about the breadth of cardiology training at Wake Forest, the multiple clinical sites, and the collaborative training environment.

The master's curriculum provides formal training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics while providing tuition for the THSS program, along with a stipend. The program's training focuses in a variety of additional domains including Molecular epidemiology, Clinical informatics, Health system research and Pragmatic trials. In addition, other topics of relevance include joint mentorship with both clinical and basic science faculty in the chosen area of interest and participation in external NHLBI-sponsored short courses in cardiovascular epidemiology.

Program Goals and Objectives

Dr. Shivani Aggarwal presents at AHA, 2015

Our educational goals and objectives include:

  • Provide training in conceptual/theoretical frameworks, research methodologies and statistical methods essential to the design and conduct of clinical and epidemiologic research
  • Provide training in a focused set of additional skills in a chosen area of emphasis relevant for a career as a clinical cardiovascular investigator
  • Provide training in the basic skills of grant and manuscript preparation

Students will be required to design a thesis project of publishable quality that is closely aligned with their interests and career objectives. Students will work closely with a pair of program faculty mentors to design an individualized program of study.