NIH Training Grant on Metabolic Disease (T32)


An NIH-funded T32 training grant entitled “Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences: Multidisciplinary Approaches for Metabolic Disease” is housed in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Division of Nutritional Sciences. The training grant seeks to prepare biomedical scientists for academic careers in research focused on pharmacological and nutritional approaches to prevent and treat metabolic-based disorders. The training faculty come from 8 different departments in 4 Colleges across the UK campus. They have expertise in the four theme areas of the training grant: obesity/diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neuroscience/aging.

Current pre-doctoral scholars supported by the training grant as of 8/1/2018:

Hilaree Frazier 
Jared Hoffman
Courtney Turpin
Stephanie Bryant
Rupinder Kaur

Candidates for pre-doctoral positions must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Interested individuals should contact the program directors:

Nancy R Webb, PhD
Program Director

Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences
535 Wethington Health Sciences Building
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Tel: (859) 218-1385

Lisa Cassis, PhD
Program Co-Director

Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
Program Co-Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences
521b C.T. Wethington Building,
900 S Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Tel: (859)-323-4933 ext 81400