The second, third and any subsequent fellowship years are devoted to developing your research expertise. Fellows enjoy access to top-notch research resources and facilities and benefit from the mentorship of our world-class research faculty while pursuing research projects that help to improve the outlook for patients at St. Jude and around the world.
You may choose one of two research tracks: clinical or basic/translational.
Clinical Research Track
Fellows interested in careers as clinical investigators gain formal clinical research training through early involvement in ongoing clinical trials within the institution. For example, fellows may participate in the development of new institutional protocols or conduct retrospective hypothesis-driven studies. We strongly encourage fellows in the clinical research track to pursue advanced degrees in clinical research or epidemiology.
Basic/Translational Research Track
This track is geared toward fellows aiming to become independent academic investigators. Fellows are trained in the techniques and methods used to illuminate the molecular mechanisms behind cancer or blood disorders, or work to translate basic research findings into clinic-ready cures and diagnostic tools. Fellows in this track may extend the training period[AJ2] beyond the typical three-year fellowship completion schedule. Our unique funding structure allows us to provide generous stipends to qualified applicants, thus offering fellows in this track the financial security and protected time needed to develop superior research skills and a comprehensive conceptual background in the molecular aspects of hematology-oncology.