In keeping with the scientist-practitioner training model, fellows participate actively in research projects during the course of their year. The goal of the research component of the fellowship is to develop the fellow’s capacity to interpret, critique, and conduct research. Fellows become active participants in existing research groups or projects, with a time commitment of approximately one half day per week. Protected time is allotted for fellows to complete a research project.
The fellow’s project will be conducted under the guidance of Dr. Cox.. Supervisors integrate fellows into research meetings early in the fellowship and present ongoing projects as well as new ideas. Fellows may elect to participate in a research project outside their major rotation if agreed upon by the fellow and a supervisor. Alternatively, fellows may generate their own project idea along with a supervisor.
Fellows have access to clinical data through the electronic medical record system for clinical and translational research. Fellows also can utilize biostatistics services for support with data management and analysis.