Background The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation in 1985 entered into a partnership to establish a group of Centers for Molecular Biology in the Cardiovascular System.
The goal was to recruit and train young scientists with medical training to apply molecular and cellular biology knowledge and techniques to cardiovascular problems.
Methods and Results Six Centers have been awarded (three in 1986 and three in 1991), and a total of 110 trainees have been involved as of June 30,1994.
Of these trainees, 77 were recruited and trained by the 1986 Centers.
As of June 1994,88% of these trainees remained in academic medicine and 54% progressed to higher academic ranks ; 79% published papers in science and 66% in molecular biology ; and 36% obtained extramural funding for their work.
On this basis, the 1986 trainees appear to be well on their way to becoming successful academic cardiologists.
Conclusion The AHA-Bugher Foundation Center program has produced a cadre of cardiovascular scientists who are applying molecular biology knowledge to both basic and clinical problems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Biologie moléculaire, Enseignement, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Molecular biology, Teaching, Human, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 95-0139726
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.