Development of Research Skills
Fellows receive formal training in research design and statistics, and become competent in the use of a personal computer for writing and research. The research study design and introduction to statistical analysis seminars are scheduled early in the first year. Statistical guidance is available in the section. Fellows are assigned to a scholarship oversight committee which has responsibility for supervising the fellow's research efforts. This committee meets biannually and reports to the fellowship director who monitors research activity and productivity. Manuscript and abstract preparation skills are emphasized in didactic and individual sessions.
Each fellow will choose a faculty member to assist him/her in developing and conducting a research project. The faculty mentor will provide advice on study design, data collection, abstract preparation and manuscript writing. The fellowship director will be available to provide advice and is responsible for monitoring the fellow's progress in research.
In addition to twelve months of focused time for research, the fellowship has been designed to allow on-going time for research during most months of training.
The fellow is expected to complete a significant study of publishable quality during the fellowship and present the research at local, regional, and national conferences. The fellow will be encouraged to collaborate on additional projects as appropriate.
Areas of Research
Research may be done in any area of pediatric emergency medicine. Some current research interests in our group include new methods of analgesia/sedation, asthma, injury prevention, emergency department utilization, head trauma and violence prevention (see Publication List).
Available within the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.