The second and third years of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship program are primarily devoted to a research topic of choice. Thus, the majority of training is committed to scholarly activities with protected time to engage in research projects. Fellows have a variety of research opportunities with nationally recognized researchers in clinical, translational, basic science, and global health research in fields that include malaria, HIV, novel diagnostics, and other topics.
Successful completion of the fellowship requires submission of at least one manuscript for publication and ideally one accepted publication; the program’s fellows generally surpass this goal. Additionally, fellows attend local and national meetings to present their work and to learn about novel research taking place in pediatric infectious disease.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows may enroll in courses at IUPUI to gain knowledge of research methods and statistics. The Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program is an opportunity available to fellows for more in-depth research methods training.
While independent funding is not required during fellowship, fellows are strongly encouraged to apply for research grants during fellowship to support their scholarly pursuits and prepare them for careers in academic medicine. A T32 research training grant is available to allow fellows accepted in the program to extend their fellowship by one year to bridge them toward a research career.