Additional Training Opportunities

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Training Grant is supported by a National Institutes of Health training grant. Its purpose is to train gastroenterologists for academic careers, and the grant provides support for six fellows at present.

Fellows awarded the grant spend two years in a faculty adviser’s laboratory or in a structured clinical research program. The 35 faculty advisors – all established investigators with research interests in gastroenterology – generally focus on disease-related themes including:

  • Diarrheal and inflammatory disorders
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Liver and small intestine failure and transplantation
  • Obesity

In some cases, fellows find they need more than three years of training to launch their careers. Perhaps they wish to pursue independent research careers, or wish to hone their clinical mastery of sub-subspecialty areas. Opportunities for these fellows exist at Cincinnati Children’s.

We work with fellows interested in advanced research training to address their needs and interests. Many of them have been very competitive in obtaining institutional William Cooper Procter Scholarships and fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and other foundations.

We also offer several one-year advanced clinical fellowships in Transplant Hepatology, Motility and Neurogastroenterology, and Nutrition.

Fellows interested in research topics that go beyond those investigated within the division have many external opportunities at Cincinnati Children’s. Researchers in other divisions of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine are available to mentor fellows for external research work.

The division hosts weekly and monthly conferences on a regular basis. This includes an all-division Grand Rounds series on Wednesdays and a Fellow-centered Thursday afternoon education block every other week.

Fellows are also encouraged to take advantage of additional conference opportunities in other divisions at Cincinnati Children’s. Both research and clinical conferences are scheduled throughout the week, providing ample opportunities for fellows to connect with faculty and fellows from other divisions at Cincinnati Children’s.

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Training Grant is supported by a National Institutes of Health training grant