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RCCC Training and Education

The RCCC is committed to advancing the field of Regenerative Medicine through Training and Education.

AFIRM Traveling Exchange Program
In Collaboration with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The HJF-AFIRM Traveling Exchange  Program recognizes the need for collaboration between military and civilian sectors to catalyze innovation in the field of regenerative medicine, and serves to foster such relationships.  By enabling military researchers and clinicians to visit civilian clinics and laboratories, and civilian researchers and clinicians to visit military research and treatment facilities, the Program will expedite the translation of breakthroughs in regenerative medicine for our wounded warriors from the bench to the clinic.

Military applicants selected as traveling fellows will visit several laboratories and clinics within top civilian facilities participating in the AFIRM, with the opportunity to return home between site visits. Each site visit will present a rich and productive two to three days of scientific exchange. As a corollary, a select number of civilian traveling fellows from institutions within AFIRM will have the opportunity to visit key military medical sites to gain an expanded appreciation of the capabilities and requirements of these institutions, and the needs of the wounded warriors they serve.

Inter-Institutional Program for Postdoctoral Researchers

The Postdoctoral Training Program in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary program, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which focuses on biomaterials as the critical enabling foundation for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Over the course of a two-year fellowship term, postgraduate scientists or clinicians gain research experience in chemistry, materials science, cell and molecular biology, computational modeling and informatics, prototype engineering and development, and clinical applications. Clinicians only may opt for a one-year fellowship term.

The program builds on a rich and diverse network of hospitals and academic centers to offer first-hand experience that can empower the Fellows to speed the “benchtop-to-bedside” translational deployment of innovative devices and therapies. Fellows can participate in developing new therapies and seeing them progress through the industry development process to benefit patients nation-wide. This truly multi-disciplinary, inter-institutional program provides research and clinical fellows with the invaluable experience to help them grow into future leaders in their fields.

To qualify, applicants must be M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or D.M.D. graduates who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents

Current Fellows at NJCBM


                     Left to right: Yi Ban, Tom Morrow, Ophir Ortiz, Shivani Singh, Adam York, Shuwu Wang