Name: Patricia C. Fulkerson, MD, PhD
Program: Allergy and Immunology
Mentor: Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD
Fellowship Dates: 2010-2012
Awards: ARTrust Faculty Development Award (2013), AAI-Life Technologies Trainee Achievement Award (2011), Thomas F. Boat, M.D. Pediatric Pulmonary Award (2010) , Best Abstract Award (4th Biennial Congress of the International Eosinophil Society) (2005), Student Scholarship Award (Chemotactic Cytokines, Gordon Research Conference) (2004), Serono Ian-Clark Lewis Memorial Award (Best Short Talk, Chomokines & Chemokine Receptors, Keystone Symposia) (2003), Student Scholarship Award (Chemokines & Chemokine Receptors, Keystone Symposia) (2003), Physician Scientist Training Program Scholar Award (1999)
Publications: 26 publications, 2 chapters for Allergy and Immunology textbooks
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Education: Dr. Fulkerson is 2007 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program(MSTP).
Additional Info: Dr. Fulkerson has three active funding opportunities (ARTrust Faculty Development Award, Research Innovation Pilot Funding grant, and a K08 award).
Why did you choose Cincinnati Children's?
I was already well established here in terms of my research and the facilities here are amazing and the opportunities and collaboration are amazing. There really wasn’t a good enough reason to leave.
What advice would you give to new fellows joining Cincinnati Children's?
Choose your mentor wisely. Talk to as many people as you can. You want to pick somebody who you can work with well and who you feel you can learn the most from. The one who mentors with a style that is compatible with you as well.
How did Cincinnati Children's prepare you for your current position?
They prepared me from start to finish. This is such a strong institution with a high volume and high expectations right from the very beginning and I enjoy that type of environment. Children’s really wants you to succeed. There is a lot of support available, financially, emotionally, academically, however you want it. It’s all there.
What advice would you give to physicians looking to join Cincinnati Children's?
You want to talk to as many people as you can, both within your area as well as outside because Cincinnati is definitely a unique place.
What are your favorite memories of Cincinnati?
My favorite memories would be raising my family. It’s a great place to raise kids.
What makes Cincinnati Children's unique?
We’re a very big institution and also the only one in town that sees children. I think even though there are high expectations in terms of clinical care as well as academic output, there’s resources available to help you succeed.