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Physician Scientists

Training the next generation of academic leaders in pediatric research is an important legacy of the UW-Madison Department of Pediatrics. For those interested in research, we support both the traditional three-year residency training program as well as the research pathways developed by the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition, we embrace the unique training of the physician-scientist with an NIH-supported MD-PhD program; the Director for this program is Dr. Anna Huttenlocher, a faculty member in our department. Several training programs at the resident and fellow level have the support of T-32 Training Grants. In particular, there are opportunities for primary care and health services research that are pursued by our residents upon completion of their clinical training.

NIH-funded pediatricians along with other faculty with an interest in child health research who have a track record of success and productivity, work in collaboration with scientists representing diverse disciplines across the UW campus. Pediatric investigators pursue research in the basic sciences, as well as translational and clinical research. UW-Madison is home to one of NIH’s prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), and this funding supports the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) which offers opportunities for additional training in research to interested scholars. In addition, the Chair of Pediatrics, Ellen Wald, MD, has made it a priority to foster clinical research by supporting a team of highly qualified research nurses, biostatisticians, and computer scientists. As a result, the resources of our department, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the entire UW campus are available to help foster the careers of future pediatric physician-scientists as they define their career goals at the resident and fellow level.

Our Research Groups


Our department sponsors fellowships in the following areas:

Allergy & Immunology
Critical Care
Endocrinology & Diabetes
Genetics & Metabolism
Hematology & Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine

More detailed information for each fellowship can be found on the fellowship page.

Last updated: 03/12/2014
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