Trauma Research Fellowship

About the Training Program

The Trauma Research Fellowship training program is designed to attract and train physicians in a two year fellowship devoted to research on the pathophysiology of the response to injury. The goals of this training program are to nurture talented young individuals in the areas of basic research and clinical investigation, to teach them to design and perform successful research projects, and to give them a solid background in the ethics and methods of scientific research. The objective of this fellowship is to increase the focus of research on injury within the University of North Carolina and to train individuals to become independent investigators and academic faculty with an interest in the area of trauma. Trainees will be selected from a broad group of candidates. Special efforts will be made to identify minority applicants who will increase the diversity of our trainees in this and other institutions. Read more...



Training Faculty

All of the Research Training Faculty in the program are established investigators with current NIH funding or other extramural funding, and are experienced mentors of physician-scientists. The faculty have diverse interests, allowing multiple candidates to find appropriate mentors within the training program. There is a strong institutional history of multidisciplinary collaboration. A group of Clinician-Scientist mentors will provide guidance to trainees through discussion of the clinical dimensions of the research. Read more...


Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents, agree to fulfill the pay-back provision, have evidence of superior previous academic performance, have at least 2 letters of recommendation of highest enthusiasm, be committed to learning the necessary skills and acquiring the necessary experience to be an independent investigator and, preferably, have previous clinical or research experience and publications. The most important criterion for selection will be the assessment of the applicant's potential for an academic career as a Clinician-Scientist. Read more...

How to Apply

Complete the Application Form (.pdf), and return with a copy of your current curriculum vitae, a recent photograph, and a personal statement addressing your career interests. Read more...


Contact Information

Program Director:

Bruce A. Cairns, MD, FACS
Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
101 Manning Drive, CB# 7600
Department of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7600
Phone: 919-966-0184
FAX:    919-966-5732

Program Administrator:

Kenyetta Farrington
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
CB# 7600
Department of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7600
Phone: 919-966-8159
FAX:    919-966-5732

Current and Past Trainees

Information on our current and past trainees can be found in the attached table.