ARTF research fellows can earn master's or doctorate degrees in areas such as epidemiology, clinical research and immunobiology. The program pays great attention to mentorship on the personal and academic level. The program director meets with the fellows every six months to ensure that the fellows remain on track in all aspects of training. In addition to technical competence, the advanced research fellows develop important skills in bringing a research project to fruition, including grant writing, manuscript preparation and oral presentations of research findings. An ARTF requires funding support through the chosen mentor’s lab and/or granting mechanisms. Fellows are also encouraged to apply early in their training for NIH Loan Repayment Awards if appropriate.
Cincinnati Children's has a culture and infrastructure that are supportive of research in experimental, translational and clinical sciences. These resources include state-of-the-art shared facilities and research support opportunities, such as the Strauss Research Award and Strauss Fellowship for Global Health Award.