We are delighted to introduce the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Research Fellowship through the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Two fellowship positions are available. The fellowship is designed to support the development of fundamental research skills by being involved in projects from conception to publication, and a keen interest in contributing to the field of men’s health through both clinical and translational research. One position has a focus on clinical research and one position has a focus on translational research.
Clinical Research Fellow
The clinical research fellow will be working primarily in a collaborative environment with medical students, residents, APPs, clinical fellows, and clinical staff to form retrospective and prospective clinical studies. Responsibilities include overseeing IRB submission of new projects, creation and maintenance of databases on REDCap, identifying and consenting patients for ongoing clinical trials, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Projects for the clinical research fellow will be centered on clinical care and outcomes for various disease processes such as infertility, Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction, and BPH. There will be ample opportunity for the research fellow to pursue their own research interests within the field of men’s health with the support and mentorship of clinical staff. This position is also expected to maintain 25% basic science research effort in conjunction with the translational fellow.
Translational Research Fellow
The translational research fellow will be working primarily in a collaborative basic science environment with PhD researchers, post-doctoral research fellows, lab technicians, and clinical staff. Responsibilities include acquisition of specimens from the operating room for downstream analysis, sample processing, cell culture, microbial culture, and other lab techniques. The fellow will also contribute to manuscript preparation of projects completed in the laboratory. Projects for the translational research fellow will involve the role of the microbiome in both disease progression and surgical outcomes. This position will be expected to maintain 25% clinical research effort in conjunction with the clinical research fellow.
Collaboration and Productivity
Although both research fellows will be ultimately responsible for their respective projects, there will be significant crossover as the clinical research fellow will support the translational research fellow, and the translational research fellow will support the clinical research fellow. The two fellows are expected to complement each other and work collaboratively in all aspects of clinical research ensuring a robust and well-rounded research year that will allow both research fellows to acquire life-long skills in all aspects of research.
Since this research fellowship is commonly pursued by applicants interested in applying to the urology match the fellowship faculty will meet with the fellows once every 1-2 weeks in person to provide 360 degree mentorship and assist the fellows in completing all aspects of their urology residency application. There will also be opportunities for both fellows to work with faculty in the clinical setting to develop clinical decision making skills, and to participate in surgical skills labs. Fellows are expected to attend the weekly grand rounds conference, contribute to weekly research lab meetings, attend monthly resident journal clubs, and present at the quarterly men’s health journal clubs.
How to apply
Please email the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the email should include “Men’s Health Research Fellowship” and your name.
- CV or ERAS Application
- 1 Page Personal Statement for the research position
- Letters of Recommendation should be sent by faculty to the email address above