Case Western Reserve University has offered MD-PhD training since 1956 for students aspiring to careers combining academic medicine and biomedical research. This program was among the first to be awarded NIH funding and carry the designation Medical Scientist Training Program over 30 years ago. The CWRU MSTP provides an outstanding opportunity for students to obtain combined MD-PhD training and launch careers as physician-scientists. The CWRU CTSTP is a branch of the MSTP devoted to research training in clinical and translational research areas.

Featured Student


Steven Chirieleison

Department: Pathology

Featured publication:

Chirieleison SM, Marsh RA, Kumar P, Rathkey JK, Dubyak GR, Abbott DW. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD) signaling defects and cell death susceptibility cannot be uncoupled in X-lined inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP)-driven inflammatory disease. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2017 Apr 12. pii: jbc.M117.781500. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.781500.


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