Research/Clinical Training

Our program utilizes 12-month-long blocks following the academic year SITE 1 = UF Health Shands Hospital.

For fellows seeking to pursue a career as a “clinician-educator” any months marked as research may be converted to clinic months once the requirements for scholarly activity have been met and sign off has been obtained from the SOC. Vacation can be taken within any non-restricted block with prior approval from the program director.

Basic and translational/clinical research opportunities exist from which fellows may choose typically during the first few research months of their fellowship. Collaborations for research often occur within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology but also with disciplines outside our division such as Adult Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Pathology/Immunology, and General Pediatrics.


Conferences and Education

Core Curriculum/Journal Club

Weekly division lectures series given by faculty, fellows and invited guests.

Pediatric Fellows Research Conference

Weekly departmental series in which our 2nd and 3rd year fellows give an annual presentation on their research project followed by feedback and discussion with departmental faculty and trainees.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Weekly departmental series covering all aspects of pediatrics presented by University of Florida and visiting faculty.

Quality Improvement Conference

Annual departmental meeting in which our 2nd or 3rd year fellow presents a QI project having identified an area in need of improvement and implemented corrective action once during training.


Additional Education Opportunities

Training and Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science (TRACTS)

A training program for early career faculty who have an interest in pursuing clinical/ translational research as a major component of their careers.

The Masters of Science in Clinical and Translational Science (M.S.-CTS)

A 30-credit-hour degree (with required mentored research project and thesis) designed to provide a comprehensive didactic curriculum and training program in clinical and translational science.

The Certificate in Translational Health Science (CTHS)

This program is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about the key areas of clinical/transnational science, including grant and manuscript writing, biostatistics, ethics, and study design.

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research

Offered by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute to all UF Health Science Center junior faculty, fellows and others interested in patient-oriented research careers.

LAURA M. JACOBSEN, MD

Why TRACTS?

"TRACTS offers additional mentorship outside my division with classes and small group discussion tailored to physicians’ research needs. Advancing our statistical knowledge and ability, in addition to having a strong grant support system, are invaluable for young clinician researchers on the road to independence."