Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

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Training Grants and Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, several grants and fellowship opportunities are provided by the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. These funding programs offer students and faculty at the center unique chances to further research and scientific endeavors in pediatric care.

The Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program identifies and supports pediatric residents and fellows who want to develop careers as pediatric researchers, physician-scientists and future academic leaders. Successful researchers and academics require resources and mentorship beyond the comprehensive training provided in IU School of Medicine residency and fellowship programs. As a result, the Morris Green Academic Scholars Program provides additional support for research with seminars, mentorship and meeting funds.

The Riley Child Development Center’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program is an interdisciplinary training program housed within Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The program provides graduate-level interdisciplinary training, preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields with high levels of cross-functional clinical competence. While at the Riley Child Development Center’s LEND Program, learners gain experience with families and children with complex medical, social and developmental needs within a supportive and collegial atmosphere.

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at IU School of Medicine is a dual-degree MD/PhD program that individualizes training and prepares students for an academic program that integrates state-of-the-art clinical medical training with advanced biomedical research. The MSTP program offers a broad range of academic programs that span from the traditional programs of anatomy and cell biology to next-generation programs in biomedical engineering, medical biophysics and medical neurobiology.

The goal of the Immunology and Infectious Disease Training Program is to develop diverse, multi-faceted scientists capable of responding to the nation’s health and educational needs in the areas of host immunity and infection. Advanced knowledge of the immune system and infectious agents is essential given their impact on an increasing number of issues in human health, including metabolic; vascular and cardiac diseases; aging; neural disorders; and cancer.