Our program encourages fellows to participate in ongoing research projects or to initiate a new investigational project. Departmental support includes dedicated time during the week exclusively committed to research and scholarly activities. There are opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in surgery, hematology, hepatology and intensive care as well as other subspecialties. Mentoring is available for all fellows to help facilitate completion of projects throughout the year. Fellows are expected to complete submission of a manuscript for peer-review and eventual publication.