Research Training

The fellowship program within the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s offers extensive opportunities for comprehensive clinical training and research experience in hematology, oncology, blood and marrow transplantation and immunology / immunodeficiencies.

Many exciting research opportunities are available for fellows during their second and third years. These opportunities are not limited to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute; they include research experience within the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, as well as other divisions at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati. Our well-rounded approach to training provides fellows with experience in many clinical areas, as well as opportunities in translational and basic science research supervised by nationally recognized faculty.

The knowledge gained through the basic science and translational research is used in the development of innovative treatments for cancer and genetic and acquired diseases affecting the blood system. Fellows may participate in formal research programs, including:

  • Cell signaling
  • Leukemia biology
  • Molecular and gene therapy
  • Stem cell biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Cancer pathology

Fellows also may obtain research training with affiliated programs in:

  • Developmental biology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical and molecular immunology
  • Cardiac and pulmonary biology
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Biostatistics

Additionally, fellows have the option of obtaining a master’s of science from the University of Cincinnati in clinical research, epidemiology or other related fields.