A wide variety of research opportunities are available which are supported by a multi-million dollar budget. Ongoing trials examine:
A 1,000 square foot area of basic research and animal cath lab are available, equipped with physiologic data recorders, ultrasonic dimension, gauges, lasers, oscilloscopes, and angioscopy.
Fellows are required to identify a research topic which interests them and to work with a faculty preceptor on one or more research projects. Fellows are responsible for:
- developing the research protocol and methods
- ensure statistical validity of the anticipated sample size
- collect the data
- formulate valid conclusions
Fellows are encouraged to present this research at one of the national scientific sessions. Completion of one project and submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal are requirements for successful completion of the fellowship.