Research Training

Research Training


Protected research time during the second and third years of the fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity to conduct either laboratory-based or clinical research.

Research Executive Committee (REC)

This committee’s purpose and goal is to help first-year fellows identify and cultivate a robust research plan for the second and third years of fellowship. The REC comprises faculty from program leadership, divisional and departmental leadership, and research faculty from both MSK and NYPH-WCM. The REC will meet with each fellow during the first year to develop a research project that best correlates with the fellow’s career interests and aspirations.

Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC)

This committee’s purpose and goal is to provide research-specific mentorship during the second and third years of fellowship. The SOC is a group of four faculty members (including the research mentor) who meet several times to evaluate, monitor, and support fellows’ research.

Clinical Research Highlights

We have a variety of research opportunities and resources available through partnerships with Weill Cornell, Rockefeller University, and the Sloan Kettering Institute. Through these partnerships, we can connect fellows with a large number of faculty available for mentorship, as well as a diverse range of opportunities for research projects, such as - K30, Clinical and Translational Science Center Programs, and oncology-focused research.

Laboratory Research

Fellows have opportunities to work in laboratories within Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University/Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, The Rockefeller University, and the New York Blood Center.

Additional Opportunities

A grant writing course is provided during the second year of the fellowship. This course, led by Dr. Alex Kentsis, is based on National Institutes of Health’s grant writing curriculum and complements fellows’ ongoing research.

We also have educational opportunities available for fellows interested in furthering their education through our partnership with the graduate schools at Cornell University (including the Clinical & Translational Investigation Master’s Degree Program).