Research Overview


Fellows have participated in a wide range of research including basic science, translational and clinical projects. Additionally, fellows participate in quality improvement projects both within the Division of Critical Care and the Department of Pediatrics.

Mentor relationships for our fellows have been both within the Division of Critical Care as well as throughout the University of Michigan.

Academic Goals by Year

First Year:

  • ​Fellows are expected to identify a research project and mentor and develop a hypothesis and research plan.

Second Year: 

  • Fellows will begin implementation of research project with initial data collection and analysis.
  • Presentation of preliminary data at a local or national research meeting is encouraged.

Third Year:

  • Fellows are expected to complete data collection and analysis, with preparation of manuscript for publication.
  • Presentation of data at a national conference is strongly encouraged.


Additional Opportunities


Fellows have presented at both local and national conferences and are financially supported by the Division of Critical Care to do so.

Attendance at the Fellow’s Course at Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Spring meeting is encouraged and supported.

Conferences have included:

  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Academic Society
  • Critical Care Colloquium
  • American Heart Association
  • ATS


Because of our relationship within the University of Michigan, a variety of training opportunities are available to our fellows.

  • Master’s in Health and Healthcare Research
  • Summer Program in Epidemiology
  • Practices Oriented Research Training Program
  • Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Mock Study Section/Grant Boot Camp
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (OJ/OC)

Grant Opportunities

Fellows are not required to secure their own funding for research. However, fellows have received additional funding to support further training and augment research projects.

  • University of Michigan Department of Pathology Lung Immunopathology T32 grant
  • Fostering Innovation Grant
  • Percy and Mary Murphy Endowed Children’s Research Fund