Alumni Spotlight

Our fellowship program is designed to help you succeed in your career path, whether it is as a physician, researcher, clinician researcher, administrator, or teacher. Our alumni go on to do great work in pediatric medicine in Allergy / Immunology at Cincinnati Children’s and all around the world. Below is a spotlight on an alumni from our fellowship program.

  • Name: Patricia C. Fulkerson, MD, PhD
  • Program: Allergy and Immunology
  • Mentor: Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD
  • Fellowship Dates: 2010-2012
  • Awards: ARTrust Faculty Development Award (2013), AAI-Life Technologies Trainee Achievement Award (2011), Thomas F. Boat, M.D. Pediatric Pulmonary Award (2010) , Best Abstract Award (4th Biennial Congress of the International Eosinophil Society) (2005), Student Scholarship Award (Chemotactic Cytokines, Gordon Research Conference) (2004), Serono Ian-Clark Lewis Memorial Award (Best Short Talk, Chomokines & Chemokine Receptors, Keystone Symposia) (2003), Student Scholarship Award (Chemokines & Chemokine Receptors, Keystone Symposia) (2003), Physician Scientist Training Program Scholar Award (1999)
  • Publications: Over 50 journal article publications, including 2 chapters for Allergy and Immunology textbooks
  • Current Position: National Institutes of Health
  • Education: Dr. Fulkerson is a 2007 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). 
  • Additional Info: Dr. Fulkerson was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and had obtained several funding opportunities (e.g., K08, Research Innovation Pilot Funding grant, ARTrust Faculty Development Award, R01) prior to joining the National Institutes of Health.

Q and A with Dr. Fulkerson

I was already well established here in terms of my research and the facilities here are amazing and the opportunities and collaboration are amazing. There really wasn’t a good enough reason to leave.

Choose your mentor wisely. Talk to as many people as you can. You want to pick somebody who you can work with well and who you feel you can learn the most from. The one who mentors with a style that is compatible with you as well.

We’re a very big institution and also the only one in town that sees children. I think even though there are high expectations in terms of clinical care as well as academic output, there’s resources available to help you succeed.

My favorite memories would be raising my family. It’s a great place to raise kids.

You want to talk to as many people as you can, both within your area as well as outside because Cincinnati is definitely a unique place.

They prepared me from start to finish. This is such a strong institution with a high volume and high expectations right from the very beginning and I enjoy that type of environment. Children’s really wants you to succeed. There is a lot of support available, financially, emotionally, academically, however you want it. It’s all there.

Applying for the NIH Loan Repayment Program (Simin Zhang, MD, 2021). 

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