The purpose of this fellowship is to provide an opportunity for training and participation in research, specifically in the field of pediatric diseases and conditions.
The Pediatric Institute Research Fellowship is a program to:
- Provide education in the basic scientific, administrative, and regulatory structures and requirements to actively participate in biomedical research relating to pediatric conditions and diseases.
- Provide structured mentorship for the development of a specific research project.
- Provide an environment for participation in ongoing research.
Each fellow is expected to engage in specific areas of scholarly activity to allow acquisition of skills in the critical analysis of the work of others; to assimilate new knowledge, concepts, and techniques related to the field of one’s practice; to formulate clear and testable questions from a body of information/data so as to be prepared to become effective to advance research in pediatrics; to translate ideas into written and oral forms; and to develop as leaders in their fields.
All fellows are expected to engage in projects in which they develop hypotheses or in projects of substantive scholarly exploration and analysis that require critical thinking. Areas in which scholarly activity may be pursued include, but are not limited to: basic, clinical, or translational biomedicine; health services; quality improvement; bioethics; education; and public policy. Mentors exist in many fields of pediatric medicine. The fellowship includes scheduled didactic teaching in research methods, medical statistics and ethics as part of this one-year fellowship program.
At the end of the fellowship, fellows should be competent to develop hypothesis-driven clinical or basic science research grants and projects related to major biomedical issues in pediatric diseases and conditions. Fellows should have participated in one or more research projects to the extent that they are able to analyze and compile sufficient information for publication of one or more articles in a peer-reviewed biomedical journal. It is expected that the article will be reviewed within the department and submitted for publication prior to the term of the fellowship.
Eligibility: Completion of at least one year of accredited post-graduate training.
Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Clinical Research
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at CWRU
Staff, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Transplantation Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, S25
Cleveland, OH 44195