Mariah
Osteosarcoma Survivor
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Josh
Brain Tumor Survivor
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Sydney
Leukemia Survivor
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Alijah
Leukemia Survivor
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Rosie
Wilms Tumor Survivor
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Ryan
Leukemia Survivor
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Sydney
Retinoblastoma Survivor
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Fellowship Program

Children’s Cancer Research Fund-Supported University of Minnesota Pediatric Hematology-Oncology-Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

The core mission of our Fellowship Program is to train the next generation of pediatric cancer doctors to seek new discoveries in both basic science and clinical application.

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT fellows have the amazing opportunity to learn from world leaders in the field of Bone Marrow Transplantation.  During their training, they will rotate both on the inpatient BMT floor and the outpatient BMT clinic, where they will not only be exposed to a wide variety of diseases but also multiple conditioning regimens and bone marrow sources including single, double and triple umbilical cord blood transplants. 

Our program is the oldest and one of the largest and most respected pediatric blood and marrow transplant (BMT) research programs in the world. Children and adolescents come from around the world to be treated at the University of Minnesota.  As well, our Pediatric Fellowship Program is one of the most selective and comprehensive of any research university or institution in the county.

Our blood and marrow transplants have been used for years to cure diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma and other solid tumors, aplastic anemia, Fanconi anemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, metabolic syndromes, severe skin disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes and immunodeficiency states.

Our fellows spend their first year divided among the BMT inpatient and outpatient rotations as well as rotating through Hematology-Oncology inpatient and outpatient settings and elective rotations where they learn Blood Banking & Coagulation, Hematopathology, Outpatient Hematology, Radiation Oncology, and Neuro-Oncology. 
For over thirty years, direct support from Children’s Cancer Research Fund has been used to maintain this standard of excellence in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology- Blood and Marrow Transplantation Fellowship Program in the following ways:

- Recruiting new fellowship candidates from across the country and around the world;
- Providing seed grants to allow the fellows to explore and complete new research initiatives;
- Professional training and developmental support providing access to research leaders and the latest research findings at conferences and seminars.

Prior fellowship recipients have made significant research and clinical contributions to the treatment of childhood cancer and genetic illnesses.  Their impact has gone beyond children, and beyond cancer, to improve outcomes for patients of all ages battling a variety of life-threatening diseases.

 

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