The CTSA One Health Alliance (COHA), supported by a CTSA Innovation Award from NIH/NCATS, is supporting 2-year research fellowships to engage veterinary clinical specialists in inter-disciplinary research teams. Residency-trained veterinary specialists in comparative cardiology, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, nutrition, critical care, dermatology, and other disciplines ( have expertise in naturally occurring animal models of human disease that may advance translational research in both humans and veterinary species.

The Translational Research Fellowship provides 2 years of salary support at the NIH postdoctoral pay scale, plus $2,500 for travel or training-related expenses. Fellows must devote at least 75% effort to research but may supplement this with up to 25% effort devoted to clinical duties that are relevant to the proposed research and are funded by the training institution.

Mentored research opportunities for our next group of prospective fellows will be solicited in spring 2021 by a formal call sent to Associate Deans of Research at COHA schools.  Research opportunities will be screened for interdisciplinary mentorship and translational potential and posted on the COHA website in fall 2021 for advertisement to 3rd year veterinary residents and newly board certified veterinary specialists.

For more information, please contact Dr. Lauren Trepanier ([email protected]) or Dr. Rob Rebhun ([email protected])


COHA Translational Research Fellowship: 2020 Cohort