Research Overview 

Fellows have participated in a wide range of research including basic science, translational and clinical projects. Additionally, fellows participate in quality improvement projects both within the Division of Critical Care and the Department of Pediatrics.

One hour per week is devoted to research conferences including research presentations by faculty and fellows, research methodology and statistics and journal club presentations. 


Mentor relationships for our fellows have been both within the Division of Critical Care as well as throughout the University of Michigan.

Academic Goals by Year

  • Fellows are expected to identify a research project and mentor and develop a hypothesis and research plan.

  • Fellows will begin implementation of a research project with initial data collection and analysis.

  • Presentation of preliminary data at a local or national research meeting is encouraged.

  • Fellows are expected to complete data collection and analysis, with preparation of manuscript for publication. 

  • Presentation of data at a national conference is strongly encouraged.

Additional Opportunities


Fellows have presented at both local and national and international conferences. Conferences at which the fellow is presenting are financially supported by the Division of Critical Care. Other conferences may be supported through the individual fellow's yearly educational stipend. 

Attendance at the Fellow’s Course at Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Fall meeting is encouraged and supported.


Most frequently attended conferences:

  • Society for Critical Care Medicine

  • Pediatric Academic Society

  • Critical Care Colloquium

  • American Heart Association 


Because of our relationship within the University of Michigan, a variety of training opportunities are available to our fellows.


  • Master’s in Health and Healthcare Research

  • Summer Program in Epidemiology

  • Practices Oriented Research Training Program

  • Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Mock Study Section/Grant Boot Camp

  • Masters of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (OJ/OC)

Grant opportunities

Fellows are not required to secure their own funding for research. However, fellows have received additional funding to support further training and augment research projects.

  • University of Michigan Department of Pathology Lung Immunopathology T32 grant

  •  Fostering Innovation Grant

  •  Percy and Mary Murphy Endowed Children’s Research Fund.

Michigan Research

From trials of the first safe polio vaccine to the latest breakthroughs in treatments for neurological diseases, the University of Michigan continues to be at the forefront of pioneering biomedical research that significantly impacts human health. At $1.33 billion, the U-M is the top public university in research spending in the United States, and the Medical School is responsible for almost half of those research expenditures.
Michigan Experts is a searchable database of research expertise across disciplines from several schools/colleges or institutes at the University of Michigan. It has been developed to foster intramural and extramural collaborations, and interdisciplinary research to expand knowledge. While this tool is not comprehensive of all faculty members, nor exhaustive of individual productivity or expertise, it offers a rich representation of research talent and knowledge within the preeminent research enterprise at the University of Michigan.