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Independent Research Projects

One of the primary objectives of the training program is the completion of an independent research project. This objective is imbedded in and emphasized in all aspects of the program, including: the interview and selection process; mentoring; course work at BUSPH; and the various research seminars. During the interview and selection process, emphasis is placed on the program as preparing trainees for an independent research career. Virtually all of the fellows have chosen research areas that they are interested in.  We believe that by encouraging fellows to pursue research of their interest, that they remain more committed to the project.

While virtually all generalist fellowship programs require fellows to conduct research, our program emphasizes independence.  While fellows are always given the option of joining ongoing faculty research projects, the optimal choice - we feel - for fellows is to develop and execute their own projects.  Examples of ongoing and recently completed projects include:

  1. Disparities in Access to Emergency Contraception - Tracey Wilkinson, MD
  2. The Impact of the Medical Home on Healthy Children at Social Risk - Webb Long, MD
  3. A Systemic Review of the Impact of Parenting Interventions on Children at Social Risk - Jenny Radesky, MD
  4. Analysis of the Structure and Functioning of Child Protection Teams - Caroline Kistin, MD
  5. Quality Indicators for Children with Sickle Cell Disease - Trish Kavanaugh, MD
  6. Taxonomy of Errors in Medication Ordering via Electronic Order Entry - Katie Walsh, MD

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Call: 617.414.4239
Fax: 617.414.3687

Please Note, this number connects you with the General Pediatrics Research Department. For clinical information such as appointments and pateint referrals, call Pediatrics at 617.414.5506.

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General Pediatrics
88 East Newton Street
Vose Building, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

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