Opportunities for Fellows

There are many research opportunities available to pediatric fellows, including outstanding training in perinatal research to prepare fellows for careers in academic neonatology. Research training is carried out with experience investigators in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and other departments. Prior fellows have conducted both clinical and laboratory research.

Fast Facts

Fellow Opportunities in Perinatal Research Include:

  • Receiving individualized guidance in the initial selection of their research area, research mentor, career mentor, and research project, and in subsequent scholarship and career planning and progress.
  • Receiving mentoring from one or more funded research faculty within the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics or other Carver College of Medicine departments.
  • Receiving research training and support from one of Iowa’s 15 NIH-T32 training programs or from Iowa’s NIH CTSA supported Institute for Clinical and Translational Science KL2 training awards.
  • Becoming involved in studies being carried out by the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.
  • Courses in the Graduate College
  • Participating in weekly interactive Fellows’ Core Curriculum seminars

Academic Outcomes of Iowa Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows Since 1992

  • 100% of fellow graduates have presented their work at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies spring meeting.
  • 100% of Iowa’s fellow graduates have had one or more first author papers published in peer review journals.
  • At the conclusion of training 54% accepted positions at the following academic centers:
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Arkansas
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Montreal
    • Northwestern University
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Texas – San Antonio
    • Uniformed Services University
    • University of Wisconsin
    • University of Washington
    • Washington University
  • Nearly 50% of our program graduates remain in academic settings and continue to devote significant time and effort to their research.