Advanced Research Fellowship

Fellows who are interested in a career in research have an opportunity to apply for additional years of training beyond the two years of ACGME-accredited fellowship through the Advanced Research Training Fellowship (ARTF). ARTF research fellows can conduct innovative research in a wide variety of areas by pairing with NIH-funded clinical, translational and basic science research mentors.

Research Advances: Division of Allergy and Immunology.

Research Opportunities and Support

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.

ARTF Research Fellow

Steven P. Proper, DO, PhD.

Steven Proper, DO, PhD is an ARTF research fellow who completed his Allergy / Immunology clinical fellowship at Cincinnati Children's.

He is researching the impact of environmental exposures on skin barrier function in atopic dermatitis under the mentorship of Nurit Azouz, PhD.


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ARTF Research Fellow

Katharine Guarnieri.

Katharine M. Guarnieri, MD, is an ARTF research fellow who completed her Allergy / Immunology clinical fellowship at Cincinnati Children's.

She has 3 main areas of research and associated research mentors: 1) Collaborating with the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to characterize individuals with food allergy with and without eosinophilic esophagitis, mentored by Sandra Andorf, PhD and Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD; 2) Evaluating the impact of eosinophilic esophagitis disease activity on asthma measures in children with comorbid eosinophilic esophagitis and asthma, mentored by Sandy Durrani, MD; and 3) Characterizing amoxicillin-associated reactions presenting to the emergency department, mentored by Kimberly A. Risma, MD, PhD.

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Allergy / Immunology Research

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The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children's conducts leading research. Our focus is multidisciplinary and spans fundamental studies, translational investigation and clinical trials. Learn more about our research

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The Schubert Research Clinic

The Schubert Research Clinic is a unique place to perform clinical and translational research across academic health centers, including Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati. 

Advanced Degree / Certificate Opportunities

During the research portion of the fellowship, fellows may choose to pursue a master’s or doctorate degree in the following disciplines: