Research is a mandatory part of cardiology fellowship training at Marshall and each fellow is provided with at least 5 months of protected time to complete one or more research projects. Each fellow will complete a mentored, hypothesis-driven research project that will be developed throughout the program, with expectation of at least one publication. Additional research time is available to fellows seeking a career in clinical investigation.
First-year trainees have one month of research. During this month the fellow identifies an area of interest and begins the process of preparing a protocol for a hypothesis-driven small-scale research project, and an IRB application.
There are 2 research months in the each the second and third year of fellowship. During these months the fellow should have IRB approval for the project and will begin data collection and analysis. Manuscripts should be completed and submitted for publication.
Yearly presentations to Marshall University Research Day and the WV Chapter Meeting of the American College of Cardiology are expected.
ABSORB (absorbable stent):
BIOMARKERS IN DIABETIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: