Research Overview

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of different research including basic science, translational and clinical projects. Fellows identify a primary research mentor who will help guide them in the successful completion of their research project. Primary research mentors have been selected from both within the Division of Critical Care as well as from the larger faculty of the University of Michigan.

Additionally, fellows participate in quality improvement projects both within and outside the Division of Critical Care.

General Academic Goals by Year

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

Presentation at Conferences

Fellows are strongly encouraged to present at both local and national conferences and expected to do so in the 3rd year of fellowship. Fellows should apply for travel awards during submission of their abstract but during the 2nd and 3rd year the travel of fellows with accepted abstracts to national meetings will also be supported by the Division of Critical Care.

Conferences that fellows have attended in the past are shown below and ones which our fellows have successfully competed for travel awards are indicated by an asterisk.

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Annual Children’s National Symposium: ECMO and the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure
  • Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)/American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)*
  • Pediatric Academic Society (PAS)*
  • Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium (PCCC)
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Additional Educational Opportunities

Because of our relationship with the University of Michigan, a variety of training opportunities are available to our fellows including those listed below.

Funding Opportunities

Fellows are not required to secure their own funding for research. However, fellows have received funding to support their training and research through fellowship support on T32 grants or through internal grant awards to the fellow. Examples of support mechanisms that are potentially available are listed below with those that our fellows have received in the past indicated with asterisks.

  • University of Michigan T32 training grants
    • Lung Immunopathology* 
    • Research Training in Experimental Immunology
    • Training in Developmental Science to Improve Child Health and Well-being
    • Molecular and Translational Hematology
    • Training Program in Translational Research
    • Multidisciplinary Training Program in Lung Disease
  • Fostering Innovation Grant (FIG)*
  • Department of Pediatrics Resident and Fellow Research Grant Program*
  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award
  • Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award