Research Overview

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of research including basic science, translational, clinical, and quality improvement projects. In conjunction with the Associate Program Director for Research, 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.

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 will be supported to attend conferences by the Division of Critical Care.

Conferences that fellows have attended in the past are shown below and ones which our fellows have received 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 position within 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 research funding. However, fellows have received funding to support their training and research through T32 grants or through internal grant awards to the fellow. Examples of support mechanisms 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*