A variety of research experiences are available for fellows. These include basic or translational research experience in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, health policy and outcomes research with the UNC Gillings School of Public Health (ranked the top public school of public health in the nation by US News and World Report, 2012), as well as clinical trials research. This program provides preparation for dual or single board certification in hematology and/or oncology. We have four mentored tracks consisting of classical hematology, public health and health outcomes, oncology, and clinical practice. We also participate in the ABIM Research Pathway or “short track” program. Residents may track into this pathway from programs at UNC or elsewhere. At the end of training, graduates will be well qualified to pursue academic careers and independent biomedical research or private practice.
Fellows usually pursue projects in one or more of the four following categories: