Boston University Rheumatology Research Training (BURRT) T32 Program

Boston University Rheumatology Research Training (BURRT) T32 Program, under the leadership of Dr. Tuhina Neogi (Director) and Dr. David Felson (Associate Director), is based in the Section of Rheumatology within Boston University School of Medicine. The goal of this program is to train rheumatologists, MDs/DOs from other specialties, and postdoctoral-level PhD scientists to develop necessary skills and competence as investigators carrying out clinical research.

The BURRT T32 scholars will have relevant training opportunities with a curated, focused, and specialized training curriculum to address the needs of clinical research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

The Multidisciplinary Training Program includes comprehensive research training and professional development. The T32 scholar will carry out research projects under the guidance of their mentoring team. In addition to the mentored research project and participation in a weekly Section-wide clinical research meeting, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to present their research at national scientific conferences, pursue additional training through courses or workshops, develop grant writing skills, and engage in career planning with their mentors and other pertinent faculty and resources. IRB, journal, and industry internships are available for interested candidates.

Candidates must hold a MD or a PhD in a relevant field, and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Statistical programming skills (SAS and/or R) preferred, but not required.

To apply, interested candidates should complete the webcamp application

Alternatively, candidates may request an application form directly from Rhea Kahrim  at