Millennial Fellowship Program
History of Excellence
Our research fellowship program has 40 years of experience in successfully training general academic pediatric fellows for careers that serve underserved populations. Since 1967, 79 former fellowship graduates have become full-time faculty at medical centers, serving vulnerable children, teaching the next generation of pediatricians, and performing innovative research. An additional 17 graduates have part-time appointments in primary care, generally focusing on at-risk children. Many of our 96 fellowship graduates have attained leadership positions in general pediatrics and public health, including Philip Nader, Elizabeth McAnarney, Samuel Yancy, James Perrin, Richard Cockington, Arthur Elster, Richard Kreipe, Allison Kempe, Lance Rodewald, Peter Szilagyi, Robert Byrd, Bruce Lanphear, Jeffrey Kaczorowski and Jill Halterman.
The University of Rochester's General Pediatric Fellowship Program has received the Ambulatory Pediatric Association's National Teaching Award, its most prestigious educational award. In 2008, we received two training grants to support the Millennial Fellowship Program: a grant to train future faculty from the Bureau of Health Professions, and a T-32 research training grant that is jointly funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Health Services and Resources Administration. In addition, the University of Rochester has been awarded a Clinical Translation Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH which will significantly enrich our environment for primary care translational research by fellows and junior faculty through research education seminars and courses, pilot grant programs, mentor training, and infrastructure development.