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Research

The goal of research training is to provide fellows with the necessary knowledge and experience to begin an academic career. Fellows are mentored in their initial selection of their mentors and projects by the program director, as well as Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Director of Neonatal Fellow Research, and Dr. Sarah Taylor, Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. We offer a number of personalized research/scholarly opportunities, including:

  • Clinical Research Track: The Clinical Research Track emphasizes training in clinical research and epidemiology. In addition to planning and conducting clinical studies, fellows complete coursework in statistics, design of clinical trials, epidemiology, and others as necessary.
  • Basic Research Track: In this track, trainees can choose to work with investigators from across the university, allowing for a broad spectrum of research opportunities. Within the division, there is a particular focus on developmental and molecular biology, providing interested fellows with excellent exposure and experience in these areas.
  • Biomedical Ethics Trac k: Fellows may choose to focus their academic work specifically in the field of medical ethics. This involves coursework on the Yale main campus in philosophy and related fields, directed reading with a member of the senior faculty with expertise in this area, participation in clinical ethics consultations, and participation in research and writing projects in Bioethics.
  • Medical Education/Simulation
  • Global Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Bioinformatics