Teaching & Training

Teaching & Training

We take pride in the laboratory training we provide to Residents, Postdocs and Students in our lab. We usually have several undergraduate and medical students in the lab at any given time along with residents and postdocs. Each summer we take on 2-3 medical students full time to provide hands on experience in the lab. Once a year we participate in collaboration with local high schools by inviting high school students to spend a day in the lab to see what medical research is all about. Everyone in the lab participates in the teaching and training of new personnel or in teaching new techniques to current lab personnel. We invite anyone with interest in training in our lab to contact Tony Herring, our Lab Manager.

An NIH-funded T32 Training Program supports two new surgery residents each year to train  full-time for two years in laboratory research. The purpose is program is to provide a foundation upon which surgical residents can develop into established investigators. The overall goal is that these individuals will combine surgery with research to eventually become surgeon-scientists.

The UVA  Medical AlumNews recently wrote an article about our laboratory training and translational research. [Click here to see the article].

Teaching i.v. injection Teaching isolated rabbit lung model
Teaching immunohistochemistry
Teaching immunohistochemistry

The most important education gained by personnel in the TCV Lab is in conducting hypothesis-driven research. We enjoy providing hands-on training to Residents, Postdocs and students to learn how to:
  • Formulate hypotheses
  • Design studies to test hypotheses
  • Plan and perform experiments
  • Analyze data
  • Write abstracts, research papers and grant applications
  • Present research in the form of poster or oral presentations

We encourage all Residents and Postdocs to enroll in and participate in any classes of interest which are widely available both within the University of Virginia and outside.

Available to Residents are several conferences each week, some of which are planned and conducted by the resident staff with the collaboration and participation of the faculty. These include:

Grand Rounds
Weekly Conferences
Teaching Conferences