Clinical Research Training

Pediatric clinical researcher in training

A key aim of the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) is to provide post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty with training in clinical effectiveness research methods and tools for determining best practices in pediatric clinical care. To this end, CPCE applies for, obtains, and manages T32 training grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the training and mentorship of fellows in clinical effectiveness research.

Clinical research trainees enrolled in these programs pursue master’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania in clinical epidemiology, health policy, or public health, while receiving mentoring and support from CPCE faculty members. Mentoring activities include academic advice, assistance in the development and implementation of research projects, guidance on the responsible conduct of research, advice on seeking career development (K23) awards and other sources of funding, career planning, and guidance regarding the promotion process.

CPCE accepts applications from residency and fellowship programs across the country and from all divisions and departments at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Fellowship Training Programs

Research training programs administered by CPCE are funded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development training grants. Click below to learn more about each program:

  • The Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training program, a two year research fellowship designed to provide physicians with training in hospital epidemiology and outcomes research. This program helps to train the next generation of clinical scientists who will help us to understand how to best measure and improve outcomes, assure patient safety, and manage costs for hospitalized children.
  • The Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program, a two year research fellowship designed primarily for general pediatricians, but is open to pediatric providers from all subspecialties who are interested in performing broad-based pediatric research to understand the healthcare needs of children and to improve children's health and healthcare delivery.