Opportunities for Fellows
Providing outstanding research training is a major objective of our program. Iowa is among the top departments of pediatrics in the U.S. in terms of NIH research funding, and the University of Iowa College of Medicine has strong basic science departments. Our College of Public Health is home to the SEER database and to the graduate program in Clinical and Translational Research.
Our fellows may choose a clinical, translational, or basic research mentor from any department in the College of Medicine or College of Public Health. We also have an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award which enables our fellows to obtain a master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Research. We have excellent opportunities for research training and experience both within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and elsewhere in the Department of Pediatrics or in other clinical and basic science departments within the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health.
An optional fourth year is available for fellows who desire additional research training. Recognizing that the process of achieving independence as a researcher is often incomplete at the end of training, we help our trainees find post-fellowship positions that will best allow them to mature as physician-scientists.
Our hematology/oncology trainees have been the recipients of both local and National Training Awards.
Examples of research scientists who work with our fellows:
- M. Sue O’Dorisio, MD, PhD
- Janice Staber, MD
- Adam Dupuy, PhD
- Siegfried Janz, MD, DSc
- Steven Lentz, MD, PhD
- Miles A. Pufall, PhD
- Ronald Weigel, MD, PhD
- George Weiner, MD