Training in Clinical Research

Our curriculum allows each fellow to have 12 months of dedicated research rotations, to ensure adequate time to complete the thesis before graduation.  Fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor with similar research interests in order to support the thesis project at every step of design, data collection, data analysis, presentation and publication.

Through our partnership with Clemson University, our fellows will obtain a graduate certificate in Clinical and Translational Research.

The program includes classes in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as quality improvement processes. This certificate can be completed over either 12 or 21 months of fellowship.

Our longstanding working relationship with Clemson University includes statistical support for fellows’ clinical research projects.

Within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, our Division of Research includes five full-time nurses, and this infrastructure and expertise is available to support our fellows’ clinical research projects. For fellows with an interest in basic science, we have a shared central laboratory with a cell culture room and histology workstation for immunohistochemistry.  We have a good working relationship with our pathology department for processing of tissue harvested for research purposes.

We encourage our fellows to submit their research to state, regional, national and specialty society meetings and for publication in major medical journals.