Fellows entering a research track do so formally in their second year of fellowship, but many start projects in the first year. A variety of funding mechanisms are available, and fellows are encouraged to apply for grants, but fellows may pursue a research track, regardless of whether they secure their own funding. We encourage fellows to choose either a research method (clinical research, basic or translational research, health outcomes or population science)

A variety of research experiences are available:

  • Clinical research with members of the division of hematology /oncology
  • Basic, translational, or clinical research in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ranked the top school of pharmacy by US News and World Report, 2016)
  • Health policy and outcomes research with the UNC Gillings School of Public Health (ranked the top public school of public health by US News and World Report, 2016), as well as clinical trials research.
  • Health services research with members of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-CH
  • Basic or translational research with members of the McAllister Heart Center, the research home for coagulation studies at UNC


Learn more about training opportunities in:
Solid Tumors Geriatric Oncology
Hematologic Malignancies Cancer Genomics/Personal Medicine
BMT Health Services Research/Outcomes
Benign Hematology Immunotherapy


Grant funding opportunities