Fellows enter a well-established curriculum that covers the basics of clinical research design and implementation, biostatistics, ethics in research, grant writing, and scientific writing among other scholarly topics. They also participate in the Divisional Research in Progress seminars and Journal Clubs. Fellows attend the Inter-Divisional Research in Progress which is a joint conference with Adolescent and Transition Medicine, Emergency Medicine and General Pediatrics fellows, faculty and research staff in attendance. Interested fellows may apply for a position in the Quality Scholars Program, which is part of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. The program’s goals include developing faculty to create effective healthcare delivery system interventions that can be disseminated into real-world practice settings, directly resulting in improved health outcomes.
Cincinnati Children's receives the third-highest amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health of any pediatric institution in the United States. Many opportunities for research are available. Fellows work closely with research mentors to design and conduct a research or scholarly project. Previous fellows’ research areas have included public health, community program evaluation, medical education and healthcare quality improvement. Recent topics have included puberty, obesity, eating disorders, depression, asthma, contraception, HIV, syphilis and healthcare delivery to adolescents in medical homes. Research is conducted at Cincinnati Children’s, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools or Cincinnati Public Health Department depending on the research project.