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General Pediatrics Research

General Pediatrics Research Fellowship

The General Pediatrics Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s is a two- to three-year multidisciplinary research training program for individuals who have completed a medical degree and residency training program, or individuals with a doctoral degree in a field related to child or adolescent health.

The fellowship program is directed by the Division of General and Community Pediatrics with established collaborations with several nationally recognized research departments and centers at Cincinnati Children's in epidemiologic research, community-based research, population health, health services research, outcomes research, environmental health, and quality improvement.

These include the Center for Adherence and Self-Management, the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine, the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, the Division of Critical Care Medicine, the Division of Emergency Medicine, the Division of Hospital Medicine, the Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, and the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, all based at Cincinnati Children’s in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

We are recognized for our strength in community and population-based research, as well as our focus on family-centered care, quality improvement, environmental health, and underserved populations.

Preparing Trainees for Careers in Child and Adolescent Health Research

Fellows reading.This is primarily a research-oriented fellowship. We emphasize both fundamental and specialized research skills relevant to each fellow’s individual research interests, including preparation of grant proposals and publications and presentation of scientific data.

All fellows are paired with a senior research mentor at the associate professor or professor level who complements the trainees’ interests and skills. Fellows also receive mentorship from their customized Scholarship Oversight Committee, an interdisciplinary advisory committee comprised of three to five individuals who meet semi-annually to foster the fellow’s scholarly progress and career development. Fellows are given biostatistical support and receive generous annual monetary support for their research projects, conference travel, and tuition for advanced training.

Fellows with clinical expertise will devote at least 80 percent of their time to research activities. Non-clinicians will devote 100 percent of their time to research activities.

The fellowship program has been continuously federally funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA T32) from the Health Resources Service Administration since 1998. In 2013 the program received Academic General Pediatrics (AGP) Fellowship Accreditation from the Academic Pediatric Association. Fellows’ stipends are based on levels stipulated by HRSA, and all fellows receive a comprehensive benefits package.

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