The fellow will be encouraged to conduct original clinical research and the work would be submitted for the American Transplant Congress and potentially ILTS and AASLD. It would be a requirement that the fellow submit his original work to and be accepted by peer-reviewed journals. The fellow will also be involved in some capacity in other clinical research conducted by the division senior staff. The fellow will also be asked to participate in the yearly transplant fellow symposium sponsored by ASTS.
During his first year the fellow will be given the opportunity to develop a basic laboratory project. Initial funding would be secured from the Benson Ford Chair endowment fund and the Fund for Henry Ford Hospital. Outside sources would also be pursued. If this materializes, the fellow would have an opportunity for protected time; this would be for a period of up to 3 months to complete this work.