Research Training and Opportunities

During the first year, the fellowship director and division chief will help the fellow select a research mentor which may be selected from any divisions within the adult and pediatric services and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty. Research opportunities exist in a wide variety of basic and applied research relevant to infectious diseases with international research opportunities, including:

  • Bacterial, parasitic and viral pathogenesis
  • Immunology
  • Infection control
  • Clinical trials

A Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) will be established for each fellow during their first year. The role of the SOC will be to monitor the research progress of the trainee over the course of their fellowship and to ensure that the research efforts meet the guidelines for scholarly activity as established by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Once a mentor is identified and agrees to supervise the fellow’s research training, the mentor and fellow formulate a research project based on the fellow’s interests and the mentor’s expertise. The second and third year should provide the fellow with the opportunity to pursue a focused research project. During this time, the fellow is expected to gain experience designing and conducting hypothesis-driven research. Ideally, the completion of the project should result in a manuscript or manuscripts suitable for publication.

Clinical Research Training Course

In addition to the mentored research experience, fellows taken an intensive short course in clinical research at the beginning of the second year.

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