Research Opportunities

Goals & Objectives

  • To identify research/study questions pertinent to the fellow’s career objectives
  • To formulate testable hypotheses appropriate to the research question
  • To design appropriate experiments to test research hypotheses, along with identification and use of appropriate controls
  • To analyze obtained results and apply relevant statistical principles
  • To prepare documentation of scholarly work that represents a significant contribution to the field, such as a submitted manuscript for peer review, a new research protocol, a favorably reviewed or funded extramural grant, or a published update of a complicated trial

Physician-Scientist Track

During the first year, fellows on the physician-scientist track identify their research interests or aims, and begin work to identify a research mentor.

The Division offers basic and translational research opportunities through the laboratories of Drs. Paul Sondel, Christian Capitini and Mario Otto. The UW Carbone Cancer Center and Medical Scientist Training Program are sources of investigators working in translational biology that may serve as mentors; other potential mentors may be identified through discussion with our faculty.

Fellows on this track have approximately 21 months of protected bench research time.

Clinician-Educator Track

During the first year, fellows identify their research interests or aims, and identify a research mentor.

Our clinical faculty provide the bulk of research support, with other potential mentors identified from the Department of Pediatrics as appropriate.

Fellows on this track have approximately 19 months of protected research time. Fellows on this research track are also invited to pursue a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Investigation, offered through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Sources of Support for Current and Recent Fellows