Research Training

Research or other scholarly activity is expected of all fellows. However, the type of scholarly activity will vary depending upon the career interests of the fellow. During the first year, each fellow meets with a mentorship committee composed of members of the Division of Hematology and Oncology. The committee works with the fellow to help define the fellow’s career interests. By the end of the first year, fellows will determine which training track they will pursue (Master Clinician, Clinical Investigator, Medical Educator, Physician Scientist). The goal is to align the scholarly activity with the career goal of the fellow.

Mentors for the fellow’s scholarly activity may be from within the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Multiple faculty members in the division are active clinical investigators or have basic science laboratories.

The research mentor is not limited to a member of the division, and can be an investigator in another department of the University of Iowa (e.g. School of Public Health for those interested in outcomes research, the Interdisciplinary Program in Immunology for those interested in basic research or in OCRME for those interested in medical education, to name just a few).

Fellows are actively encouraged to submit abstracts and papers based upon their research. We are committed to supporting our fellows’ research activities and funding is available to support travel costs to allow fellows to present their research at national scientific and academic meetings.