Per the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines, all fellows will participate in scholarly activities and have a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC). Fellows are expected to participate in scholarly activities resulting local and national presentations and in academic publication.
Activities that lay the research foundation include, but are not limited to, journal club presentations, developing an annotated bibliography, lectures on authorship, dissemination, ethics, statistics, an annual research course sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics, workshops on grant writing and quality improvement projects within the section and via Fellows college.
The Director of Research oversees clinical research activities in the section, guides fellow research training and assists with fellow research projects. Faculty research in the areas of women's health, weight management, eating disorders, nutrition, and medical transition into adulthood are ongoing; there are opportunities to collaborate with faculty through their individual projects and through the eating disorder and transition research workgroups.¯
There may be opportunities to obtain addit¯ional certificates of qualification or do a master’s degree in clinical research, education or public health (funding is via scholarships from the degree-granting institutions).