Rheumatology

  • Academics

    The goals of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s are to provide training for medical and basic science researchers to pursue careers as independent investigators in the field of pediatric or adult rheumatology.

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    Mandatory Conferences

    Activity

    Frequency

    Pediatric Rheumatology

    Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology

    Journal Club 1 (basic science)

    Biweekly

    X

    X

    Journal Club 2 (clinical)

    Monthly

    X

    X

    Combined Conference (Grand Rounds format)

    Biweekly

    X

    Literature Critique

    Monthly

    X

    Radiology Conference

    Monthly

    X

    Pathology Conference

    X

    Preclinic Review

    Weekly*

    X

    Book Review / Reading Conference

    Weekly

    X

    Clinical Epidemiology

    Monthly

    X

    X

    Research in Progress Conference

    Biweekly

    X

    X

    Lab Meetings

    Variable**

    X

    X

    * This meeting serves several purposes for the Rheumatology Clinic, including quality control, Pursuing Perfection projects and identification of patients eligible for research studies.

    ** Lab meetings are scheduled by individual laboratories and vary in frequency. Clinical fellows may attend lab meetings while they are trying to choose a research area, although clinical responsibilities take priority during the first year. Other research seminars of interest include the Distinguished Immunologist Seminar Series (noon on Mondays), which alternates with the regular Immunobiology Seminars in the same time slot.

    Optional Seminar Series

    Several seminar series with relevance to the program are available throughout the Cincinnati Children’s campus. Speakers from outside and within the University of Cincinnati participate, in approximately equal numbers.

    • Developmental biology
    • Imaging research
    • Immunobiology (including the Distinguished Immunologist Seminar Series)
    • Immunohematology
    • Molecular genetics
    • Clinical epidemiology
    • Grant writing

    Scientific Meetings

    All trainees in both the pediatric and adult programs will attend at least one scientific meeting per year. Additional meetings will be attended at the adviser’s and trainee’s discretion (i.e., for abstract presentation). Meetings will include:

    • American College of Rheumatology
    • American Association of Immunologists and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    • American Federation of Clinical Research
    • Keystone Symposia
    • Gordon Research Conferences