Education & Training Programs

Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program

The Hematology and Oncology Section oversees an exceptional subspecialty fellowship program preparing fellows for subspecialty certification in both medical oncology and hematology. Twelve fellows are currently engaged in clinical training based on a diverse patient population at both Boston University Medical Center and the Boston VA Health Care System. Fellows participate in clinical and basic research and have access to a broad range of research opportunities.

In collaboration with the Section of Geriatrics, the Hematology and Oncology Section recently began a new Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program that prepares trainees for certification in both oncology and geriatrics. This program is one of the few in the nation to have been awarded an American Society of Clinical Oncology grant, and it is now in its 8th year of funding.

Hematology and Oncology fellows also have the opportunity to apply for an additional year of research training through the Hematology Training Program which is a T32 funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant in hematology.

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Hematology Training Program

The Boston University Medical Center “Research Training Program in Blood Diseases and Resources” (T32HL07501), is an interdepartmental training program designed to train predoctoral PhD degree candidates and postdoctoral MDs, PhDs, and MD, PhDs in hematology related research. The program has been in existence at Boston University Medical Center for 30 years, and provides a superb training experience in this exciting field. Participating faculty are based in the Departments of Medicine (Sections of Hematology-Oncology and Vascular Biology), Biochemistry, and Pathology. Predoctoral candidates must apply through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and participate in a degree granting department or program including Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology.

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Research Areas of Excellence

Faculty research interests and programs focus upon diverse areas of hematology research. Fields of particular interest include sickle cell anemia, based in the NHLBI-funded Sickle Cell Center; amyloidosis, based in the NHLBI-funded Amyloidosis Treatment & Research Program; hematologic malignancies, based in the Cancer Research Center and in the Section of Hematology-Oncology, particularly including an active program in cutaneous T cell lymphoma and CLL; vascular biology, through an NIH-funded Cardiovascular Proteomics Center and megakaryopoiesis and hematologic stem cells.

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