The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation division has a 9 physician faculty with a very wide range of clinical and research interests. Additionally, fellows will be provided with a list of several faculty outside the division that will serve as mentors for the fellows’ research. This assures each trainee the opportunity to be exposed to all facets of our field. Our faculty is currently involved in dozens of research projects, ranging from cell and molecular biology, clinical trials, and epidemiological research. Fellows may choose any of the faculty as mentors in research.
Titles of current research projects include:
· “Combination Immunotherapy Against Neuroblastoma with Novel CAR in Expanded PBNK Cells and Bispecific NK Engagers”
· “Engineering Dendretic Cell Based Vaccines as Targeted Immunotherapy Against Ewing Sarcoma”
· “Targeting AML with Genetically Modified Anti-CD123 NK Cells”
· “Investigation on the potential therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord blood derived unrestricted somatic stem cells on Acute Graft versus Host Disease”
· “Mechanism and Efficacy of PD-L1 blockade in PMBL and GBM”
· “Targeted Immunotherapy in Combination with Checkpoint Blockade in Burkitt Lymphoma”
· “Safety and Tolerability of Chronic Erythrocytapheresis in Children, Adolescent and Young Adult (CAYA) Patients Receiving Chronic RBC Transfusions”
Educational resources include a fellow’s library with availability of common Pediatric, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell textbooks. Additionally, New York Medical College has an outstanding Health Sciences Library consisting of 20,000 square feet, room for 225 seats, two computer labs, 4 multipurpose conference rooms, and a 20 person classroom. The library has access to 16,543 journal titles and participates in NNLM and OCLC. The fellow also has their own PC and internet access to all search engines to obtain educational material. Lastly, all related policies and procedures and research protocols are available on the hospital intranet site.
The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences at New York Medical College offers a unique opportunity for trainees in this program to obtain a PhD degree in one of six basic medical sciences programs – biochemistry & molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology & immunology, experimental pathology, pharmacology, or physiology.
The School of Health Sciences and Practice (School of Public Health) of New York Medical College is another vital resource for our training program. In addition to strong statistical and epidemiological support, the faculty of the Institute for Public Health Health and our division faculty collaborate closely in our newly developed Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley. Trainees are strongly urged to consider obtaining either a Master’s or PhD degree in Public Health while they are completing their fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
For more details of our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, please click here.