The University of Wisconsin Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program offers exceptional scholarly research experience that will enrich a fellow’s education and enhance their career development. Our goal is to provide a robust learning environment to help train future leaders in neonatology. We promote high quality research education for our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows with protected time to help fellows optimize opportunities for valuable learning, project engagement, reading, writing, and reflection. Our hope is that every fellow will gain basic, translational, and/or clinical research tools in order to have meaningful research experiences during their training which will set them up for success if they choose to pursue an academic career in research. We help each fellow choose a project with supervision and a customized faculty Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC). Projects may focus on a myriad of areas, including, but not limited to, bench research, quality improvement, community and global health research, and clinical epidemiological research. Mentors with the Division of Neonatology and the Department of Pediatrics encourage and support fellows on their chosen research pathway.
Examples of some current clinical research projects include studies on the development and implementation of point of care ultrasound (POCUS), acute kidney injury in preterm infants, and studies related to neurodevelopment. Ongoing projects in epidemiology use an extensive regional and statewide perinatal database to include all phases of perinatal health care, including neonatal follow-up. The Department of Medical History and Bioethics provides fellows with an opportunity to explore clinical medical ethics as an area of focus.
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