Cardiovascular Research Fellowship Curriculum

The Cardiovascular Research Fellowship program at Wake Forest School of Medicine, which provides training for fellows interested in cardiovascular research, has a strong curriculum focusing on research education.

Dr. Amer Aladin poster presentation, 2017

Members of our research training program will enroll as graduate students in the Master of Science Degree in Clinical and Population Translational Science (CPTS) program, as part of the General Epidemiology Track. CPTS is administered through the Division of Public Health Sciences of Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Get full details about the program, including current schedule and course descriptions.

Fellows will be deeply involved in research throughout their fellowship and will be required to attend both weekly and monthly conferences and are encouraged to participate in national conferences as well.

Research

Faculty members provide expertise and conduct research in:

  • Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology
  • Clinical trials methodology
  • Biostatistics
  • Grant writing

Course of study includes:

  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Advanced genetics

Conferences and Training

Fellows regularly attend several epidemiology and research weekly conferences including a weekly conference with the program director.

Formal course work is supplemented by additional activities designed to focus on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiovascular medicine. It includes courses in ethics and the conduct of responsible research.

Cardiology Research Fellowship - Seminar at Lake Tahoe, 2017First-year fellows attend the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 10-day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Each year, fellows attend the AHA’s Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, in association with the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.

Conferences Schedule

Device

Monday

12 pm

Case review/didactic

Clinical Cardiology

Monday

4 pm

Case review/didactic

Imaging

Tuesday

7:30 am

Case review/didactic

Echo

Tuesday

12 pm

Case review/didactic

Interventional

Wednesday

7:30 am

Case review/didactic

Research

Wednesday

4 pm

Presentations

EP

Thursday

7:30 am

Case review/didactic

Core curriculum / Journal Club

Thursday

12 pm

Didactics/Journal review

Nuclear / ECG

Friday

12 pm

Case review