Who is eligible:

First year or second year graduate students who are currently working or planning to work on vascular biology-related projects. You have to be a US citizen or a permanent resident to receive financial support from the training grant.


Up to three years of stipend and 60% of tuition and fees (remaining 40% must be covered by mentor/department), and a travel allowance to attend a national meeting or to visit an outside institution to perform collaborative research each year.

Number of new positions:

At least 1 trainee will be selected this year. Additional positions may open up depending upon the success of fellowship submissions by current IVB trainees

The IVB program may accept some other students, although financial supports are not available. Examples are:

  1. Students who are supported by individual fellowships such as from AHA, NSF and NIH.
  2. Dedicated students who wish to earn credits toward the UNC Cardiovascular Biology Certificate Program (Director: Dr. Chris Mack). Please send inquiries to Dr. Mack regarding the Certificate Program (cmack@med.unc.edu).

Send inquiries regarding the IVB program to:

Christopher Mack, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Director, Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program
Director, Graduate Certificate Program In Cardiovascular Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599