Children’s Hospital Colorado’s team of experts is nationally recognized for excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer and blood disorders. Our fellows are the backbone — and the future — of our team. Here’s what our fellowship program can offer you.
Wide-ranging research opportunities
Our pediatric oncologists, hematologists and bone marrow transplant and cell therapy experts pursue a wide variety of research interests. If you already know what you’re interested in researching, we can connect you with faculty who share that interest.
Fellows also conduct research outside our section. They work at the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and other Colorado institutions, including:
Our program’s resources include:
Balanced clinical training
Our fellows gain experience in each clinical area our specialty covers, including:
- Bone marrow transplantation
- Experimental therapeutics (for fellows interested)
Our faculty members are national leaders in each of these areas, with particularly strong programs in:
- Experimental therapeutics
- Hemostasis and thrombosis
- Brain tumors
- Stem cell transplantation
Cutting-edge facilities and resources
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our Rick Wilson Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders among the best programs in the United States, in part for our state-of-the-art facility.
Our center occupies an entire floor of the hospital and hosts a dedicated hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy inpatient unit. It also has an adjacent outpatient clinic that includes an infusion center, a specialty pharmacy and a specimen processing lab.
We are supported by excellent radiology and pathology services, and we can access support from all our pediatric subspecialties, as well as resources at neighboring UCHealth when needed. With a dedicated lead-lined MIBG room, we’re one of the few centers in the country that can offer this treatment to our neuroblastoma patients.
We’re also an FDA-designated Center of Excellence, which allows us to offer clinical trials and experimental therapeutics available at only a handful of institutions. Our center participates in every major pediatric cooperative group for cancer and blood disorders, including:
- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
- The Children’s Oncology Group (including COG’s Phase 1 Consortium)
- New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy
- The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium
- The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
- Collaborative Network for Neuro-Oncology Clinical Trials (CONNECT)
Flexibility and extended support
Our accredited Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Training Program lasts for 36 months. Fellows interested in pursuing their research after that point can extend their fellowships for an additional one to two years.
We also offer specialized fellowship opportunities, including bone marrow transplant, neuro-oncology, experimental therapeutics and accredited transfusion medicine. Many of our fellows choose extended specialty fellowships after completing their 36-month training, which allows time to obtain grant support as they develop into independent investigators.
Location, location, location
Colorado is well known for its natural beauty — not to mention world-class hiking, biking, rock-climbing and skiing. We take advantage of our great location by holding our annual research conference in Aspen.
All year round, Denver is a vibrant city with a thriving downtown, leading museums, a beautiful performing arts complex, great restaurants and night life, and professional sports teams in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and lacrosse.
In Denver, one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., you’ll never run out of things to do.
- Wander along the miles of walking and biking trails that weave through the city’s parks.
- Catch laughs at The Comedy Works.
- Experience theater at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
- Pet the stingrays at the Denver Aquarium.
- Rock out at the Pepsi Center or Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Colorado offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing and hiking in the world. You don’t have to be an extreme sports enthusiast or outdoor adventurer to enjoy everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer.
- Take a drive over Loveland or Vail Pass.
- Spend a day strolling along the streets of one of Colorado’s historic mountain towns like Estes Park, Georgetown, Leadville or Steamboat Springs.
- Visit Rocky Mountain National Park for a wilderness experience.
For outdoor enthusiasts, welcome to your playground.
- Spend the day navigating the Class Vs of the Narrows on the Clear Creek or hiking through Maroon Bells while admiring the golden aspen leaves in the fall.
- You can summit Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest fourteener at an elevation of 14,433 feet, or spelunk in Idaho Springs.
- Bike the Deer Creek trail in Crested Butte or take in a bird’s eye view skydiving in Boulder.
- Ice-climb Glenwood Canyon or snowshoe Saint Mary’s Glacier.
- Experience winter camping at Kenosha Pass or carve the mountains at Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone or Winter Park.
We’re looking for some of the best and brightest to join our next class of fellows. Learn more about our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.