The UI Carver College of Medicine ranked 12th in NIH external funding among public universities, with $178 million in 2006. Our 104 member Pediatrics Department faculty ranked 8th in total NIH funding dollars among publicly supported medical schools.
Twelve to eighteen months of the three-year Developmental-Behavioral fellowship is allotted for research training. A priority of our fellowship program is to prepare individuals for a career in academic medicine. Excellent opportunities are available for research training within the division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and elsewhere in the Department of Pediatrics or within the colleges of Medicine and Public Health. Fellows are provided the opportunity to present their research findings and ideas to the faculty and fellows in the Department of Pediatrics. Fellows are also given financial support to present their research findings at regional and national scientific meetings. The development of scientific writing skills is fostered by providing all fellows the opportunity to write papers for publication with the faculty. In addition, faculty assist fellows in grant preparation and submission during their training.