Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Research

The numerous research opportunities available at Mount Sinai are a cornerstone of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked 15th among medical schools in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.  NIH-funded programs train postdoctoral fellows in cancer prevention, epidemiology, basic research, and clinical research.

Fellows have 18 months of protected, mentored research time during the latter half of their fellowships. During the dedicated research time, fellows choose a mentor and are guided through the process of developing a research project.  Our expectation is that fellow research projects will result in training grants and other funding to allow trainees to further develop their interests and foster careers as academic leaders.  Fellows are able to choose from a broad range of faculty mentors focusing on a diverse array of research (basic science, translational, clinical, outcomes, quality improvement or medical education) within the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Tisch Cancer Institute or other institutes within The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. To further guide fellows and their faculty mentors, Fellow Research Guidelines have been developed to outline expectations between mentors and mentees, provide timelines for research plans, progress reports, presentations and publications.  Opportunities for advanced training in clinical research through the Masters in Clinical Research (MSCR) or Masters in Public Health (MPH) through the Graduate School for Biomedical Science at the Icahn School of Medicine are also available.

An important introduction to the field of Hematology/Medical Oncology is had by attending major national meetings. In this venue, it is possible to learn state of the art of medical care and science, and to gain a sense of the breadth and direction of ongoing research. All fellows are funded to attend one of the major national meetings per year (ASCO, ASH, AACR, San Antonio Breast Conference). 

Fellows are also encouraged to explore additional educational opportunities of importance to their research careers such as ASCO/AASR, ASH and ASBMT clinical investigator training courses.  When possible and appropriate, such activities are supported by the program.

Fellows are encouraged and expected to submit their research to relevant publications.

Please click here for a partial list of our fellows’ most recent publications.