Fellowship Programs

Research & Academic Skills Curriculum

All fellows participate in the research and academic skills curriculum provided through the department's Child Health Research Center, directed by Drs. Bruce Herman and Kurt Albertine, Department of Pediatrics. The following courses comprise this curriculum.

Courses

Scientific Lecturing

This seminar series provides instruction and group practice in the art of scientific lecturing.

Scientific Writing

This seminar series provides instruction in preparing scientific abstracts and papers. This goal is met by discussion of reading and homework assignments and by creation and submission of a new, original scientific paper in the trainee's area of expertise.

Scientific Integrity & the Ethics of Research

This seminar-discussion series covers the following topics:

  • Scientific misconduct
  • University policies regarding scientific misconduct
  • Research integrity and conflicts of interest
  • Authorship and editorial policies
  • Ethical issues posed by human and animal research and the University policies regarding such research

Trainees learn how to prepare IRB and IACUC applications and obtain HIPAA authorizations. Readings are drawn from Science, Nature, JAMA, and The New England Journal of Medicine. The curriculum fulfills federal requirements regarding instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Research in Progress

Fellows attend the Department of Pediatrics Research in Progress seminar held weekly from September through May annually. All fellows have the opportunity to present their clinical or laboratory research results annually at this seminar.