Johns Hopkins, United Therapeutics launch postdoctoral fellowship in computational medicine
Johns Hopkins University and biotech company United Therapeutics Corporation have teamed up to create a new postdoctoral fellowship in the emerging field of computational medicine.
The Industry Fellowship in Computational Medicine will provide full funding and an annual salary to recent PhD graduates who will receive training in computational medicine and learn mathematical and engineering approaches used to model lung disease. Fellows also will gain experience in leading interdisciplinary, team-based scientific research and receive mentorship from Johns Hopkins faculty and United Therapeutics researchers.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 1.
Computational medicine uses mathematical modeling of biological systems to develop quantitative approaches for understanding human disease and improving patient care. The Institute for Computational Medicine, founded in 2005 within the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, is considered the birthplace of the field.
“This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary, leading-edge translational research in computational medicine with mentorship by investigators at both The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Computational Medicine and United Therapeutics,” says Raimond L. Winslow, ICM’s director. “These fellows will benefit from experience in both academic and industry environments, including great people and extensive resources in both, and will be superbly placed for their future careers.”