The central training focus for the fellowship is the development of research skills through didactic coursework and mentored research training. The UW Division of General Pediatrics provides rich and diverse mentoring opportunities for Pediatric NRSA fellows. The Division faculty includes over 30 investigators with research programs examining health and health care from a population perspective, as well as at the level of individual patient encounters. Some main areas of faculty focus include: injury prevention, obesity, mental health, effects of media on youth, quality improvement, and environmental health. Fellows are assisted in developing a mentorship team that allows them to develop their own focused area of research.
Didactic sessions include interdisciplinary work-in-progress sessions to provide fellows guidance in their research, educational seminars. Throughout their training, fellows benefit from contact with NRSA Fellowship faculty as well as the diverse UW faculty, and collegial relationships with various other fellowship training programs at UW.
Fellows are encouraged to enroll concurrently in the Master of Public Health Program at the UW School of Public Health in either the Epidemiology or the Health Services Track. More information on the school of public health coursework is available at: http://sph.washington.edu/prospective/.