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Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

We have a longstanding tradition of advanced training in care of the high-risk newborn. The neonatal fellowship includes intensive involvement in all clinical programs, including our Neonatal High-Risk Follow-up Clinic. Our Simulation Lab is an integral part of the training of NICU fellows, nurse practitioners, and residents, as well as other key health care providers. ECMO is now performed at Hasbro Children's Hospital, negating the need to transport babies to Mass General Hospital for ECMO treatment. Subsequently, Fellows are now conveniently afforded the opportunity to observe ECMO at Hasbro Children's Hospital. We have recently instituted a resuscitation rotation. An elective rotation may be arranged in our Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Additionally, a one month cardiac intensive care unit rotation at Children's Hospital Boston is arranged for each fellow.

The Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics is quite proud of our new, beautiful, and state-of-the-art, 80 bed, single-family NICU, located in the recently opened South Pavilion at Women and Infants Hospital. An article entitled "Room to Grow" from a recent issue of Brown Medicine also spotlights the new NICU.

We boast a robust research environment, affording fellows to conduct research with experienced investigators in a wide range of clinical and basic science research, including: developmental biology, fetal endocrinology and metabolism, perinatal cardiovascular regulation, perinatal brain development and maturation, developmental immunology, hematology, molecular genetics, reproductive endocrinology, neonatal neurodevelopment and behavior. Review a PDF of active research projects available for fellow involvement.

If you will be interviewing with our program, the fellowship coordinator, Christine Rockwell, would be happy to schedule you to specifically meet with a particular researcher whose area of research interests you. Please notify her accordingly at crockwell@wihri.org or by calling 401-274-1122, ext. 47442.

The model we use is an adaptation of the apprenticeship approach used in traditional research training. A specific, individual faculty member is identified to serve as a mentor based upon shared research interests and opportunities within the mentor's program. The relationship between the fellow and mentor most closely resembles that between a graduate student and his or her thesis advisor.

Fellows who may not have had previous research experience are encouraged to select an initial project designed to expose the trainee to the techniques used in the preceptor's laboratory and yield positive, early results. This allows the fellow to develop laboratory skills while collecting data which they can analyze and publish. The fellow then becomes an integral part of the laboratory, having his/her own lab-based project and participating in other ongoing projects. Our primary goal is to encourage independent thinking, to develop the personal confidence of the trainee in his or her ability to perform quality research, to move beyond the research scope of the primary laboratory and to ask new questions with different techniques in a new environment as their academic career develops.

The three year neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship has nine fellows, with three fellows at each year. If you are interested in applying to the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship program at Women & Infants Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, please apply via ERAS at www.aamc.org/students/eras/. We accept J1 and H1 visas. The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at Women & Infants Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

View a PDF sample of our current neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship contract

Department of Pediatrics Faculty Profiles

Interviewing for our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship Program? Here is some helpful information:

Recommendations On Where to Stay (All hotels are within a 2-3 mile driving distance)

LaQuinta Inn and Suites, Warwick (near the airport)
59.00 (applicant rate)
Free shuttle from airport and to/from hospital campus!
36 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI

Providence Marriott Downtown
109.00 (negotiated rate for WIH)
One Orms St.
Providence, RI 02904
888-807-2171 (ask for the Women and Infants' Hospital rate)

Wyndam Garden Hotel
Approximately $100.00/night (Shuttle Service)
220 India St.
Providence, RI

Providence Biltmore Hotel
Approximately $150.00/night
11 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI

Please note that we are not able to reimburse you for your interview travel expenses.

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