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  • Didactic sessions led by leaders in medical education and clinical medicine.

  • A model of clinical excellence with fellow-focused learning opportunities.

  • Individualized mentored research training from Day One.

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From The Director

The mission of our fellowship is to train outstanding physicians who will advance our field as leaders in clinical medicine, science, and education. We invite you to explore the exceptional opportunities offered by our combined training program, supported by two major teaching hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
Peter Clardy, MD — Program Director
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Recent and Noteworthy

BIDMC Researchers Collaborate in International Critical Care Data Marathon

In collaboration with Hacking Medicine, the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology is holding the second International Critical Care Data Marathon on September 5-7, 2014 at MIT, in London and in Paris.

BIDMC Awarded Grant to Improve ICU Care

BIDMC was one of four hospitals selected nationally by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of a consortium focused on optimizing safety in the ICU through patient engagement, system science and information technology. BIDMC will receive $5.3 million over the next two years to develop novel models of risk assessment, new tools to guide practitioners in the delivery of safe, evidence-based critical care, and new opportunities for patients and families to use technology to interface with their care teams.

BIDMC Leading Investigation of Esophageal Pressure-guided Ventilation

BIDMC is the coordinating center and primary clinical site of the ongoing NIH/NHLBI Phase II randomized controlled trial of esophageal pressure-guided mechanical ventilation for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), commonly referred to as EPvent 2. BIDMC is recognized as a national leader in the use of esophageal pressure monitoring for ARDS, and division members are playing a critical role in what is expected to be the major clinical trial of this ventilator management strategy.

MGH Receives Award to Study HIV-Associated Lung Disease

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In collaboration with the Ragon Institute, the MGH PCCU was recently named as one of eight centers in the U.S. to the NHLBI-funded INHALD Network. The MGH team, led by Dr. Benjamin Medoff, will work to define the immune mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-associated COPD.

Dr. Katherine Berg Awarded American Heart Association Clinical Research Program Grant

Dr. Berg is interested in novel approaches to increase oxygen consumption (VO2) in the critically ill by supporting cellular metabolism. The AHA grant is supporting a randomized controlled trial looking at the effect of thiamine on VO2 among critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients.

Dr. Peggy Lai To Receives David Bates Award at ATS 2014

Portrait of Dr. Peggy Lai.

The David Bates Award is given annually by the ATS Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health in recognition of outstanding achievement and the highest rated abstract. Dr. Lai’s research is focused on the effects of chronic inhaled endotoxin on the development or exacerbation of obstructive lung disease.

Dr. Jayaraj Rajagopal Awarded 2014 Martin Research Prize for Excellence in Basic Research

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The award is in recognition of research related to the regenerative capacity of epithelial cells. Dr. Rajagopal’s postdoctoral fellow, Purushothama Rao Tata, working with Dr. Benjamin Medoff and Dr. Josalyn Cho, have recently demonstrated that differentiated epithelial cells can revert into stable and functional stem cells that repair the airway. This work was published in Nature.

Dr. Maha Farhat Awarded Parker B. Francis Fellowship for Research Related to Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

In the September 2013 issue of Nature Genetics, Dr. Farhat and colleagues reported new findings regarding the genetics of drug resistant tuberculosis. The group sequenced 123 M. tuberculosis strains from a worldwide collection and mapped the sequences on to an evolutionary tree. They identified every part of the M. tuberculosis genome that was already linked to resistance, along with 39 new loci. This work demonstrates that there is much greater complexity to resistance than was originally thought.

Dr. Michael Donnino Receives American Heart Association Heart of Our Mission Award

The Heart of Our Mission Award is presented to the most active volunteers that demonstrate commitment, dedication and passion for the AHA mission. As a very active volunteer for the AHA, Dr. Donnino is internationally recognized as an educator, investigator, and leader in the field of cardiac arrest.

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Key Dates for Applicants
Class of 2015

  • July 2014: Apply through ERAS
  • August: NRMP registration
  • September — October: Interviews
  • November: Rank Order List
  • December: Match Day
  • July 2015: Fellowship begins