Women's Health Research Fellowship - SIUH Northwell Health

Institution: Staten Island University Hospital
Northwell Health, New York

Program Type: Women’s Health Research Fellowship

Number of Positions: 1

Duration of Program: 1 year

Sponsored by:
Division of Research and the Department of Medicine
Staten Island University Hospital
Northwell Health, New York

Mario Castellanos, MD
Director of Medical Women’s Health
Associate Chair of Research
Director, Women’s Health Research Track
Department of Medicine
Staten Island University Hospital
500 Seaview Avenue, Room 225
Staten Island, NY 10305
Office: 718-226-6158
Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Requirements
Medical School Graduate

Required Activities:
The fellowship is mostly a research based track in Women’s Health that is complemented by relevant interdisciplinary experiences in Medical Oncology, Women’s Health and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

The fellow will be assigned a Mentoring Scientist and have an active role in a major research project relevant to the care of women. This will include a translational research component in partnership with the Pathology Department and the Medical Oncology Division at Staten Island University Hospital. In addition, the fellow will work with Professor Jon Preall at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Genomics Center. Through an interdisciplinary experience, the fellow will examine if there are sex-based differences in cancer patients treated with immunotherapy. The fellow will evaluate the complex interactions between the immune system, cancer associated genes, the hormonal milieu.

The fellowship will include a core curriculum to cover the introductory principals of cell and molecular biology, plus basic laboratory techniques. In addition, the fellow will work alongside the Course Director, a research physician engaged in translational and clinical research in Women's Health. The fellow will have biostatistics lectures, grant writing training and learn about IRB policies and procedures. Through interdisciplinary research meetings the Women's Health fellow will learn all aspects of conducting translational and clinical research to successfully design, conduct, complete and publish research projects.

Special Degrees(s) / Certificates(s) Offered:
A certificate in Women’s Health will be offered at the end of the program.

Goals of the Program:
This track was established to develop physician researchers in women’s health within the realm of general internal medicine. The fellow in this track will receive the necessary skills to conduct research, publish and ultimately learn to apply for grant funding to develop a career as a Clinical Researcher.

Reason for Initiating Program:
The fellowship was initiated to provide advanced training in translational research for physicians who want to pursue an academic career path in Women’s Health. The fellowship will provide the conceptual framework to understand sex and gender influences on health and disease as it relates to genetic alterations.