Fellows are required and continuously mentored to plan, design, execute, and present clinical research projects. These clinical studies are submitted for oral or poster presentations at regional, national, and international meetings. Fellows are encouraged to submit these studies for publication in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
Basic Science Research
During the three years of fellowship training, the fellows have ample opportunity to gain knowledge regarding research methodology and to conduct basic science research. The third year of this three-year fellowship training program is dedicated entirely to research. The third-year fellow’s training includes an optional three-month graduate-level course in Molecular Biology, a mandatory course in Statistics, and the conduct of an individual basic science research project/thesis. The fellow is supported and mentored by the scientific mentor of the fellowship program, Alan Gintzler, Ph.D., and additional SUNY scientists (Laura A. Martello-Rooney, Ph.D., and Stacy Blain, Ph.D., etc.), departmental attending physicians, and departmental Ph.D. faculty members.
The basic science research project forms a solid base for the ABOG-mandated fellowship thesis and can be used to fulfill the Board certification requirements. Accordingly, our fellows become well equipped to embark on future academic careers in Gynecologic Oncology.
Master of Public Health (MPH) Program
The Fellowship program also offers a unique optional educational opportunity to acquire a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree during the fellowship through the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences University School of Public Health. Fellows choosing this program will be required to stay for an additional (fourth) year of training after completion of the Fellowship.
The Master of Public Health Program focuses on urban and immigrant healthcare and is enhanced by a broad public health curriculum that covers Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Systems Management, Behavioral Health Sciences, Community Health Services, Global Health, and other disciplines. The educational program addresses current prominent health issues including HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Heart Disease and Stroke, Maternal and Child Health, Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Health, Immigrant Health, Emerging Infections, Bioterrorism, and Health Disparities.