The second year is focused on laboratory and clinical research training with the fellow’s time protected to allow concentration on investigation. Fellows are encouraged and assisted in the writing of grant applications.
The second and third year of fellowship are designed to focus on laboratory, translational and/or clinical research training. During the first year the fellow defines an area of investigation, choosing to work under the supervision of one of the section faculty members or within one of the other research units at the University of Chicago.
The third year is a continuation of research training. Fellows who anticipate predominantly clinical careers may spend additional months on the clinical service. It is expected that each fellow will write one or more research papers during this year. Fellows are also expected to present their research findings at national meetings.
Unique Opportunities at the University of Chicago
The fellow may also elect to perform investigation under the mentorship of other faculty members within the University of Chicago. Within the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) of the University of Chicago, there are a variety of outstanding investigators with research interests that may relate closely to a fellow’s investigative interests. The investigators can be accessed through their affiliations with other BSD cancer-related organizations:
The BSD also incorporates several outstanding interdisciplinary programs that may provide training in a variety of disciplines potentially related to cancer:
Many members of the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology are active members or leaders of national and international research groups. These relationships provide outstanding opportunities for fellows to train with faculty who are working on leading edge research with these organizations: