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- A mentored research project is the core of each fellow’s research training.
- This project may be original basic science research, original translational research, original clinical research, original health services research, educational scholarship, or another project if approved by the fellow’s scholarship oversight committee.
- The fellow’s project will be complemented by participation in lab meetings, conferences in clinical and basic science departments, and other opportunities throughout the University of Michigan that are chosen based on research interests and the skills necessary to complete the fellow’s project.
- Each year, sessions in the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Core Conference Series, the Pediatric Rheumatology Journal Club, and the Department of Pediatrics Fellow Core Conference Series are devoted to research-relevant topics such as statistics and study design, manuscript and grant writing, mentoring, and job interviewing.
- Fellows are expected to present their research at relevant local and national scientific meetings. Examples include:
- American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting
- Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
- Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSym)
- Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting
- University of Michigan Annual Pediatric Research Symposium
- Many of our fellows choose to take advantage of the robust research program in adult rheumatology.