The research experience is individualized and offers a wide variety of opportunities in basic and clinical science.
Each fellow is carefully mentored by a member of the division often with the collaboration of outside divisions or departments and is encouraged to develop a project of personal interest that will provide a foundation for a career in basic or clinical research.
Research opportunities abound throughout UCLA and since the hospital is housed within the university campus, fellows have access not only to faculty within the department of pediatrics, but also to faculty in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and basic science departments such as Physiology, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics, Psychobiology, Medical Education, International Health, Public Health and Ethics.
There are a variety of basic science and translational research opportunities focusing on critical care related topics including:
There are a tremendous number of opportunities to complete clinical research within the division of critical care and in collaboration with other divisions or departments. Potential clinical research areas include traumatic brain injury, sepsis, cardiac transplantation, cardiomyopathy, liver and multivisceral transplantation, renal failure, palliative and end of life care, ethics, quality improvement, patient simulation center and education and public health issues.