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Fellowship Research

ResearcherThe Division of Neonatology is one of 15 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network Centers. The University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI) promotes multidisciplinary and team-based research and the development of the next generation of translational researchers. In addition, many research faculty provide robust and productive experiences in NIH funded basic science research.

Mentorship and Research Support

With faculty mentorship, neonatology fellows gain research experience in an area based on their interests and career goals. Opportunities are available, within the division, across our department, and throughout URMC to work with M.D., D.O., and Ph.D. investigators who are national/international leaders in many areas. The Division of Neonatology has broad and significant strengths in clinical, basic, translational, quality improvement, biomedical ethics and educational research, which helps optimize our fellows' academic development.

Our Faculty

Clinical and Translational Research

Departmental and institutional support for fellowship research is available and includes educational support through the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI) and other training opportunities.

Basic Science Research

The Division is home to an active, multifaceted laboratory research program, housed in over 10,000 sq ft of space. The faculty includes 6 PhD investigators with laboratory programs focused on multiple aspects of lung development and disease, and 4 MD investigators with laboratory programs in lung biology, neonatal immunology and hematopoiesis. Many basic science faculty have mentored neonatology fellows to successful projects in their respective fields of interest.

Grants, Publications, and Presentations

Our Fellows have earned grant funding from the following agencies:

  • Gerber Foundation Grant
  • Dean's Grant, University of Rochester
  • Landsman Fund Grant
  • Richard & Mae Stone Goode Foundation Grant
  • NIH T-32 Grant
  • Bradford Award, University of Rochester
  • Clausen Award, University of Rochester
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program (NIAID) NIH

Our fellows have earned research awards from the following groups:

  • Pediatric Academic Societies Young Investigator Award
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Fellows’ Section Basic Research Award
  • Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigator Award
  • Travel Awards to ESPR and PAS
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meritorious Poster Award
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Young Investigator Award
  • Thomas Jefferson Honorarium and Speakership for Research in Neonatology Award

Fellows get division support to present their scholarly and quality improvement work.

Our fellows have presented at the following meetings (**denotes international meeting, *denotes national meeting):

  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual International Conference**
  • International Conference on Brain Monitoring & Neuroprotection in the Newborn**
  • American College of Osteopathic Physicians Spring CME Conference*
  • Osteopathic Medical Educational Conference*
  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition*
  • American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians*
  • Biophysical Society Annual Meeting*
  • NHLBI Mitochondrial Biology Symposium*
  • Pediatric Academic Societies*
  • Perinatal & Developmental Medicine Symposium*
  • VON Annual Quality Congress*
  • AAP Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Symposium
  • AAP Northeastern Conference on Perinatal Research
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research
  • Mid-Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Neonatal Grand Rounds
  • Northeastern Conference on Perinatal Research
  • Rochester Regional Health Pediatric Faculty Meeting
  • Rochester Regional Health Townsend Teaching Day
  • Thruway Collaboration Conference
  • University of Rochester Neonatal Nursing Retreat
  • University of Rochester Neonatal Research Seminar Series
  • University of Rochester Pediatric Grand Rounds

View a list of peer-reviewed fellow publications.