Pediatric Research Opportunities

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Student Research

Competitive summer fellowships are offered to medical students following completion of their first year of training, sponsored by the WVU School of Medicine. Investigators throughout the University participate in this program with students spending 10-12 weeks in various laboratories actively engaged in ongoing research. In addition, efforts are made by our faculty to facilitate application of any student interested in securing a summer fellowship at institutions other than WVU, through the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. WVU students have successfully competed for these fellowships in the past, which offer 10-12 week fellowships at a variety of institutions throughout the country. Clinical and basic research is recognized as an important component of training at all levels.

Resident Research

Department of Pediatrics residents are involved in a variety of academic activities related to research. Monthly journal clubs highlight recently published studies, presented for critical review. In addition, one grand rounds presentation each month focuses on research. Involvement in clinical and basic science research is recognized as a valuable component of resident training in the Department of Pediatrics. All pediatric residents are encouraged to participate in a yearly statewide abstract competition which is sponsored by the WV Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opportunity for elective time to be devoted to research efforts is provided, and the inclusion of research related activity is encouraged. Residents are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts to regional and national conferences. The department has a Scholarly Activity Support Policy, which promotes the academic endeavors of all pediatric residents.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

The Department of Pediatric Grand Rounds take place every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 AM (EST) in the Fukishima Auditorium of the Health Sciences Center (Hostetler Auditorium starting January 2017). The Pediatric Research Forum presentations have been embedded within Departmental Grand Rounds since 2016. Forum presentations are by speakers from WVU and around the nation who represent basic science, clinical science, epidemiological, and outcomes research approaches to better understand children’s health issues. Visit Pediatric Grand Rounds for the presentation schedule and more information about Pediatric Grand Rounds.