Nemours is a leader in hematology/oncology research. Our Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR) coordinates research activities for fellowship trainees. Our Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) uses state-of-the-art technology and resources to perform pediatric bone marrow and stem cell transplants. You’ll be able to explore numerous opportunities on our campus and at our associated sites, including the University of Delaware and Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).
As an integral part of your training, you’ll have broad medical research exposure that increases over the program’s 3-year term. While your first year focuses primarily on clinical work, you’ll also have an intensive orientation course that covers research methods, teaching techniques, outcomes research, evidence-based medicine, human subjects training, and other topics. You’ll be encouraged to start thinking about and arranging research projects early, as this will be your focus during the second and third years.
Original, scholarly research is a required element of fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology. We have many productive research labs that welcome fellows and are able to train them in lab science and mentor them to master the process of doing original, bench research. We have academic affiliations with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as well as the University of Delaware that expand our research opportunities. Clinical research opportunities are available as well including epidemiological studies, quality improvement and safety projects. Some qualified fellows in our pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training program may be able to satisfy program requirements for scholarly work by pursuing additional studies culminating in a graduate degree.
As you shift more toward research activities, you’ll continue to follow your primary patients on regular outpatient clinic days. Nemours provides advanced research facilities and resources on campus, along with encouragement and guidance from professionals.