Research Fellowship Training Program

UW GI T32 

Leadership: Drs. Lisa Strate, George Ioannou, Bill Grady and Jarrad Scarlett


  1. Training in Translational Research in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease
  2. Training in Epidemiology, Outcomes & Health Services Research in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

Our specific aims are designed to provide the rigorous, structured multidisciplinary training, in addition to individual mentored research projects, which are needed to develop successful academic investigators in gastroenterology and hepatology. We provide preceptors, didactic training, programmatic infrastructure, resources, and research projects that span the spectrum between gastrointestinal disease-centered bench research to research-focused on gastrointestinal disease at the population level.

Current Trainees

  • Nicole Kim, MD, MPH
  • Philip Vutien, MD
  • Kendra Francis, MD [Seattle Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow]

Application Information

We accept applications year-round as there may be training slots available, depending on funding options for current trainees, and other factors. Outstanding candidates who wish to train at the University of Washington may also be eligible for training opportunities in other research fellowship programs outside of our own department. Therefore, we encourage all interested applicants to apply.

The University of Washington strongly encourages applications from all groups that have been shown by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be nationally underrepresented in health sciences research training. This includes certain racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, or persons from a disadvantaged economic background. If any of these apply, please include the information on your application.

Apply here

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