Research and Scholarship

Alexis Harman.

Alexis Harman, one of our alumni, worked with our faculty on her research project. UB Sports Medicine researches cognitive function in retired NHL and NFL athletes.

We’ll provide you with the resources you need to complete, publish and present a scholarly project during your fellowship.

Research Requirements

Whether you have research experience or are new to it, we’ll guide you through all stages of a project.

With our support, you’ll:

  • develop a research question
  • review the literature
  • apply for IRB approval
  • analyze data
  • prepare a manuscript

You’ll publish your findings — preferably as first author — in a peer-reviewed journal.

You’ll also present your research at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Mentorship for Research Success

Our fellows usually join one of our faculty member’s ongoing research projects, embarking on a study they can complete in a year.

Many of our fellows participate in one of our concussion studies. You may also conduct clinical or laboratory orthopaedic research, systematic reviews or injury surveillance projects.

Throughout your study, you’ll receive specialized guidance from research assistants, statisticians and your mentor.

Half-Day Commitment per Week

You’ll spend a half-day per week on your project.

You’ll meet weekly with our program director to review your progress and ensure that your project stays on track.

In addition to the in-person support you receive, you’ll gain additional insights by watching a series of videos on research principles, created by our Department of Orthopaedics.