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During fellowship, cardiology fellows design and complete one or more research projects under the mentorship of program faculty. Training opportunities are tailored to suit the needs of each fellow. Based on interest, fellows may pursue instruction in basic science techniques or clinical research. A number of faculty receive NIH funding and direct basic science research laboratories. Additionally, the pediatric cardiology division has one of the oldest and most robust databases in the country, an invaluable resource in the performance of clinical research. There are also opportunities for fellows to pursue an advanced degree in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Clinical Research Training Program. This program provides formal training in research methodology, biostatistics, medical writing and presentation, and grant writing.
The American Board of Pediatrics stipulates that sub-board eligibility in pediatric cardiology requires the fellow demonstrate proficiency in research. We believe that research experience is an essential part of the training program since it equips fellows and junior faculty with the tools to critically examine published literature and for the purposes of identifying and training the next generation of physician-scientists to further develop our field.
Starting early in the first year, each fellow will have a scholarship oversight committee (SOC) made up of at least three people to mentor and oversee the fellow’s research endeavors. The SOC will:
Both Children's Hospital and Magee-Women’s Hospital provide excellent opportunities for research. There are also innumerable possibilities for collaboration within the University of Pittsburgh and also at Carnegie Mellon University. Fellows may identify mentors within the Division of Cardiology, but also within laboratories of faculty working in related fields throughout the campus. Current, active areas of investigation (among others) include:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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