Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Training Program (PHO-TP)

Award #: T32 HD007499

Project periodMay 1999 – March 2027
Predoc slots0
Postdoc slots2

The long-term goal of this program is to produce independent investigators capable of making important contributions to pediatric hematology and oncology. The program is open to MD’s or MD/PhD’s and will support one second-year (PGY-4) and one third-year fellow (PGY-5) each year. The trainees will be recruited from the extensive network of pediatric subspecialty training programs at Washington University School of Medicine.

This program will include qualified applicants with backgrounds in pediatric hematology and oncology research. Only those applicants with the highest likelihood of success as physicians/scientists will be chosen for funding. Supported trainees participate in didactic seminars, lectures and journal clubs that cover genomics, epigenomics, developmental biology, cellular therapeutics, clinical trial design and performance and survivorship as appropriate to their research projects. Trainees may perform their postdoctoral research in a wide range of laboratory and clinical settings at Washington University, provided the research is relevant to the field of pediatric hematology-oncology.

Training will be overseen by a program steering committee with expertise in each of these domains. Joshua B. Rubin, MD, PhD, and Jorge Di Paola, MD, serve as program directors and Laura Schuettpelz, MD, PhD, serves as the training director. This program will provide trainees with the opportunity to leverage the prodigious strengths of the Washington University research and clinical enterprises, in their quests to become the next generation of leaders in pediatric hematology-oncology research.

Applications are available on the Siteman Cancer Center website.

Training Director

Laura  Graves Schuettpelz, MD, PhD

Laura Graves Schuettpelz, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology & Oncology
Director of Fellowship Program
Co-Director, High Risk Hematologic Malignancy

  Schuettpelz lab


Program FacultyDepartment or InstitutionRole in Program
Batista, LuisMedicine / HematologyMentor
Benzinger, TammieRadiologyMentor
Challen, GrantInternal MedicineMentor
Chheda, MilanMedicine / Medical OncologyMentor
Choi, KyungheePathology & ImmunologyMentor
Cooper, MeganPediatrics / Pathology & ImmunologyMentor
Dickson, PatriciaPediatrics / GeneticsMentor
Di Paola, JorgePediatrics / Hematology-OncologyMentor
Dinauer, MaryPediatrics / Hematology-OncologyMentor
DiPersio, JohnMedicine / Oncology, Pathology & ImmunologyMentor
Dunn, GavinNeurosurgeryMentor
Fehniger, Todd A.Medicine / Bone Marrow TransplantMentor
French, AnthonyPediatrics / Pathology & Immunology, BioengineeringMentor
Ippolito, JosephRadiology / Rad SciencesMentor
Kim, Albert H.NeurosurgeryMentor
King, AllisonOccupational TherapyMentor
Ley, TimothyMedicine / Bone MarrowMentor
Link, DanielMedicine / Bone MarrowMentor / Executive Committee
Magee, JefreyPediatrics / GeneticsMentor
Milbrandt, JeffreyGeneticsMentor
Mitra, RobiGeneticsMentor
Perkins, StephanieRadiation OncologyMentor
Rubin, JoshuaPediatrics / Hematology and OncologyMentor
Schuettpelz, LauraPediatrics / Hematology-OncologyMentor
Silverman, GaryPediatrics / NewbornMentor
Spinella, PhilipPediatrics / Critical Care MedicineMentor
Van Tine, BrianMedical / Medical OncologyMentor
Weilbaecher, KatherineInternal Medicine / Medical OncologyMentor
Wylie, KristinePediatrics / Infectious DiseasesMentor