The CLBS prides itself on being a program that is known for both excellence in clinical care and world-class research. We have extensive well-funded research programs in basic, translational, and clinical areas and have one of the highest funded transplant divisions in the country. We encourage our fellows to become involved in transplant-focused research while they are here. While there is no "protected" time for bench research during the 1 year clinical fellowship, there is ample opportunity to participate in clinical and translational research. There is significant infrastructure support for data collection, analysis, IRB issues and manuscript review. Any research that is submitted and accepted for presentation is supported with travel funds to national meetings.