The General Pediatrics Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s is a two- to three-year 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 is jointly run by the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, the Division of Adolescent Medicine, the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, the Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence, and the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, all based at Cincinnati Children’s, and 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
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 the Scholarship Oversight Committee, an interdisciplinary advisory committee of three to five individuals who meet semi-annually to foster the fellow’s scholarly progress and career development. Fellows also have access to biostatistical support, and receive 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 is federally funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA T32) from the Health Resources Service Administration. Fellows’ stipends are based on levels stipulated by HRSA, and all fellows receive a comprehensive benefits package.