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Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Research Training

Research training is a critical part of our mission, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides an exceptionally rich research environment. During the three years of fellowship training, exposure to a variety of aspects of research occur, with a major focus on the development of an individual research project with a designated mentor. The goal of the research component of the fellowship training program is to establish the foundations of research skills to allow development of a career in academic neonatal-perinatal medicine as a physician-scientist. Individual research experiences conducted under faculty mentorship are augmented by research oriented conferences. A weekly division clinical research meeting includes discussion of current protocols, as well as sessions on formal presentation skills, manuscript preparation and grant writing. Additionally, the Translational Work Group in Neonatal Science (TWINS) hosts monthly seminars with internal and external invited speakers presenting on basic and translational projects related to neonatal medicine.

Our neonatology faculty members have a wide range of interests that include basic, translational, clinical and medical education research. Ares of focus include neuroscience, pulmonary genetics, neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, neurodevelopmental follow-up, nutrition, palliative care and global health. Additional opportunities are available with Johns Hopkins faculty members outside the neonatology division, not only in the Department of Pediatrics, but throughout the medical center, including the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The opportunity to extend research training and obtain additional advanced degrees, such as a master’s in public health, is available through support provided by National Institutes of Health-funded T32 training grants.

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