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The Cornell Clinical Fellowship program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career
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The Cornell Clinical Fellowship program is the first program of its kind in the country. The goal of the Cornell Clinical Fellowship program is to provide comprehensive research training for clinical specialists committed to an academic career.

Fellows are mentored by an established Cornell scientist who oversee training in laboratory studies or in clinical investigation of a clinical disease. Fellows also develop their skills through participation in the clinical and diagnostic services.

During the two-year program, Fellows spend 80% of their time doing original research and 20% in their chosen clinical specialty.

The Fellowship provides an annual salary of $65,000, health insurance and other Cornell University benefits. A research supply fund of $15,000 will also be provided annually.

Program Expectations:

Clinical Fellows should gain significant technical skills appropriate for a research career.

Obtain a broad background in the relevant literature, supplemented by specific coursework as appropriate for the research project.

Research experience should involve a high level of independence with appropriate mentoring.

Research projects should be PhD-level quality.

Fellows will: Write a research proposal suitable for submission to a national funding organization, Present research results to various audiences, Publish research results in a high impact journal for the fieldLearn about the challenges of obtaining funding, recruiting personnel, utilizing equipment and attracting collaborators.

Selection of a Faculty Mentor:

Cornell Clinical Fellows must identify a specific laboratory in which the research will be conducted. Faculty mentors who have agreed to host a Cornell Clinical Fellow in their laboratory are listed on the Faculty Mentor page.

These faculty will serve as the chair of the fellow’s Scientific Advisory Committee. If you are interested in working with one of the listed faculty, please contact them early in the application process so that you can determine what opportunities exist.

If you find an additional mentor not listed, please feel free to contact them directly to determine their level of interest in participating.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Cornell University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Infectious Disease
Stem Cell Research
Wildlife Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Page last updated 1/24/2017
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