Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship Research Training
The research-intensive fellowship offered by the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology provides the foundation for productive academic research careers. We train fellows through mentored clinical or basic research, supplementing hands-on training with seminars, didactics, and a grant-writing course.
Incoming fellows participate in professional career development counseling that includes specialty-specific advising and scholarly research mentoring from the program director and an assigned mentorship family. In fall or early spring, fellows participate in a two-week research rotation with a faculty mentor to learn about potential research projects.
Fellows participate in a grant-writing course, finalize research projects, and develop a full grant proposal to submit to the American Society of Clinical Oncology or another appropriate sponsor. At least six months are dedicated primarily to conducting research, which culminates with the presentation of a preliminary research protocol to peers and faculty. Fellows also participate in related subspecialty clinical training.
Fellows continue to conduct research, present their research findings to peers and faculty, and complete subspecialty clinical training. Those interested in conducting research for an additional year may do so with approval from the program director.
Research Opportunities for Fellows
Fellows are afforded a broad range of research opportunities through NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, including more than 100 active clinical trials, many of which are investigator initiated. Fellows can write letters of intent, participate in discussions about clinical trials with pharmaceutical companies, write institutional review board and research protocols, enroll patients, and compile results for meeting presentations or publications.
You may also take advantage of one of many laboratory research opportunities, within Perlmutter Cancer Center and through the Institute for Systems Genetics; the Departments of Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Pathology; and Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, among others. Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Hematologic Malignancies Disease Management Group also provides opportunities for laboratory research training.