Millennial Fellowship Program
Fellowship Faculty Mentoring Pool
Fellows have access to a broad and deep pool of potential mentors in research, education, community pediatrics, cultural competence and disparity reduction. Faculty mentors are drawn primarily from the Departments of Pediatrics and Community and Preventive Medicine. Elizabeth McAnarney, M.D., Chair Emerita of Pediatrics, has a keen interest in adolescent pregnancy and healthcare. Thomas Pearson M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is a recognized expert in cardiovascular health as well as public health. Richard Kreipe, M.D., is a rigorous educator; as director of the LEAH program he will work closely with our core faculty. Steven Sulkes, M.D., is director of the LEND program and will also collaborate closely. Robert J Haggerty, M.D., Emeritus, is an international leader in general pediatrics and community pediatrics. Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., has expertise in asthma delivery to urban populations, and is medical director of the community-based Children’s Institute. Jonathan Klein, M.D.,M.P.H., has expertise in health services, adolescent health, and tobacco prevention. Thomas McInerny, M.D., has particular interest in the organization and delivery of primary care.
Numerous potential mentors who already collaborate with our faculty are based in other URMC departments. For example, Harriet Kitzman, Ph.D., R.N., is an internationally respected expert in nursing research, home visitation, and assessment of community health. Linda Alpert-Gillis, Ph.D., directs the GPE psychology program and has expertise in linkages between mental health and pediatric services. Dirk Hightower directs the community-based Children’s Institute, which focuses on improving children’s mental and developmental outcomes through multidisciplinary innovations. Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H., is a family physician and health services researcher with expertise in coordination of care for chronic conditions. Nancy Bennett, M.D., M.S., is an internist and a public health expert and directs the Center for Community Health. Many faculty who teach in the MPH program may also be selected by fellows as mentors.
All potential mentors have had extramural research funding and extensive research experience: eight are products of our own generalist fellowship training programs, two are former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars, and 17 have previously mentored generalist fellows who themselves have gone on to have successful academic careers.