T32 Program

The Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research Fellowship

The Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research fellowship is of one the few T-32s fellowships in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kochanek is the Principal Investigator and the Program Director of a training grant (5T32HD040686) funded by National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD). The T-32 program is designed to advance the research of four fellows for a two year term. Trainees have the opportunity to learn basic and/or clinical research in neurointensive care and resuscitation from senior scientists at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and other laboratories in the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. The research focus is on injury mechanisms, novel therapies, and outcomes after traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest. The T-32 grant supports trainees that hail from fields as diverse as child neurology, neurological surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. The over 20 program alumni have gone on to publish major findings, win multiple awards in the field of Pediatric Critical Care, and on to additional national funding.