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Regen Med. 2014;9(6):793-7. doi: 10.2217/rme.14.57.

A training program in cardiovascular cell-based therapy: from the NHLBI Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network.

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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, PO Box 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610-0277, USA.

Abstract

Stem/progenitor cell-based therapies offer novel treatment for many prevalent diseases. However, most physicians are not trained or introduced to cell therapy. We describe a model of a training program aimed at empowering physician-scientists with the knowledge and skills necessary for advancing the field of cardiovascular cell therapy. To date, five full-time scholars have completed this training program, obtained a full-time academic appointment in Cardiovascular Disease, and continue to actively contribute to the advancement of cell therapy applications. Another has returned to his parent institution to complete his PhD and several part-time scholars have continued in scholarly activities in other academic programs.

KEYWORDS:

cardiovascular; fellowship training; physician training; regenerative medicine; stem cell

PMID:
25431915
PMCID:
PMC4270075
DOI:
10.2217/rme.14.57
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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