Opportunities for residents to participate in research under the direct mentorship of the Department’s nationally prominent clinical, translational and public health scientists are presented early and supported throughout training. The formal research rotation begins with three weeks of protected time working with their mentors and in their labs where appropriate. For new projects involving residents our Chair makes available funds to pay IRB fees. Opportunities to present posters and papers at national conferences are encouraged and supported, and each year just prior to graduation we partner with the Medical College of Wisconsin to hold a full Research Day featuring posters and presentations. Last June more than 120 learners and faculty came together here for full day where our second and third-year residents presented research projects.