The Division of Pediatric Critical Care specializes in:
- Clinical investigation
- Quality improvement
- Database coordination and utilization
- Basic science research
Faculty have active research interests with over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. The division is awarded more than $8 million per year in extramural research grant funding.
The division also includes the Intermountain Injury Control and Research Center (IICRC).
Fellows become proficient with investigative techniques and skills and apply these to laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic research projects.
Each fellow must complete a well-designed study that is published in a peer reviewed journal. A Scholarship Oversight Committee monitors each fellow's research progress, and attending physicians in the division provide mentoring and rich research ideas.
The fellowship includes formal study in statistics and research design, from both within and without the division of pediatric critical care medicine.
To cultivate the skill set necessary for an academic career, fellows complete the Fundamentals of Pediatric Research course in their first year, providing instruction in:
- Research ethics
- Research writing
- Oral presentations
The also department holds weekly research-in-progress seminars, as well as weekly instruction lectures within the critical care division.
The University of Utah also provides graduate courses in medical informatics, biostatistics, epidemiology and basic sciences. We encourage fellows to expand their skills by providing financial support to fellows to take classes at the University.
Masters of Clinical Investigation
The Masters of Clinical Investigation is a two-year post-graduate training program in clinical investigation with an emphasis on epidemiology and health services research.
The MSCI is funded by a K30 Clinical Research Curriculum Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Health Care Quality Training
For applicants interested in health care quality, Intermountain Health Care offers an advanced training program in Salt Lake City annually: http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/ProfessionalDevelopment/AdvancedTrainingProgram.htm.