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The Hematology Research Training Program prepares trainees for independent careers in medical research and education. 

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of our faculty, the training may encompass several fields, including clinical studies, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, gene therapy, and stem cells.

Training grant funding is available to provide salary support to trainees for a limited period of time.

Hemolytic anemia credit: Dr. Balakrishna

Important characteristics of the training program:

  • Breadth of cell and molecular biology research
  • Quality and expertise of the training faculty
  • Emphasis on a rigorous scientific approach to research questions
  • Guidance and success in obtaining further, independent funding 
  • Track record of over four decades in placing graduates of the program in academic positions
  • Additional educational activities, including instruction in the use of research animals and safe laboratory practices
  • Opportunities for formal course work in the University's graduate programs
  • Instruction in scientific writing and grant applications
  • Participation and presentations at journal clubs, research group meetings, and seminar series 
  • Trainees are encouraged to attend the many outstanding seminars presented at campus sites: University of Washington Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Bloodworks NW, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle VA.


If you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and interested in the research training program, complete an application form and send it as an attachment to, with a copy of your CV.

If you need any more information, please contact Dr. Janis Abkowitz (206-685-7877;

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minority group candidates are encouraged to apply. The Division of Hematology and Oncology is particularly interested in recruiting minority applicants and persons with disabilities interested in biomedical research.