UMMC's neonatal-perinatal fellows at a formal event

Our program provides a comprehensive experience in scholarly activity that prepares fellows for a career in academic neonatology and meets requirements for certification in neonatology by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Each fellow chooses an area of interest for research, and is closely supported by an experienced research mentor and scholarship oversight committee.

All fellows complete a work product and have the opportunity to present their research at local and national meetings. 

Scholarly Core Curriculum

Fellows participate in a scholarly core curriculum during their 3 years of training that includes topics such as biostatistics, basic science techniques, research study design and methodology, evidence-based medicine, ethics, teaching skills, and scientific writing.

Curriculum formats include in-depth 1-2 week courses, one-day topic-specific conferences, and individual lectures.

Research Opportunities

A wide range of research opportunities are available at University of Maryland. With more than 15,000 square feet of research space, the Department of Pediatrics manages many active funded programs.

Some of the active areas of research in the Division of Neonatology include brain and lung development, and the role of inflammation in neonatal brain, lung, and intestinal injury. The Department of Pediatrics is in the top 10 of state-funded schools for research grants.

Each fellow completes a research project during their fellowship training (e.g. clinical, basic, translational research, educational curriculum development, or health services, to name some of the possibilities). Our fellowship has a structured curriculum in scholarly activity that allows fellows sufficient protected time to focus on their research, with emphasis on direct mentoring and support necessary for successful project completion.

Fellows have the opportunity to present their work at regional and national meetings of professional societies. Clinical fellowship can be combined with a Masters in Clinical Sciences, Masters in Public Health, or PhD for Clinicians Program.